So you’ve bought a used car in the St. Johns area. Do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the St. Johns area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on July 31, 2013
When they hear the word 'suspension', St. Johns car owners may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your car’s suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your car up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Jacksonville. Its job is to keep your...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on July 30, 2013
The last new American car sold in St. Johns with a carburetor rolled out of the Florida dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in St. Johns and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your e...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 29, 2013
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in St. Johns , it is easy to prevent.
Tuffy St. Johns 2770 Racetrack Rd. St. Johns , Florida 32259 904.230.3363
Posted in Cooling System
on July 28, 2013
Hello St. Johns drivers, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where ...
Posted in Parts
on July 27, 2013
Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every St. Johns car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Tuffy St. Johns will check your brake sys...
Posted in Brakes
on July 26, 2013
What is a cabin air filter? Is it:
A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
A fresh, piney scent?
A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters o...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on July 25, 2013