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Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy St. Johns

Video: Good vehicle care for us St. Johns residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diffe... Read More

Budget for Maintenance in St. Johns

Video: Sometimes busy St. Johns residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Florida in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduc... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in St. Johns

Video: As St. Johns consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Florida, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Video: At Tuffy St. Johns we get a lot of St. Johns drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Florida, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

Video: At Tuffy St. Johns we've had a lot of St. Johns customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Florida. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, St. Johns Car Owners

Video: A generation ago, St. Johns drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your St. Johns shop every year or two for repair... Read More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Florida: Winter Car Prep for St. Johns Drivers

Video: When autumn comes around in St. Johns , leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for St. Johns drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for St. J... Read More

Synthetic Oil for St. Johns Autos

Video: If you are a driver in St. Johns and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Video: Ask any St. Johns man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his c... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy St. Johns in St. Johns

Video: If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges your car battery. Without the alternator... Read More

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