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The Right Automotive Fluids for St. Johns Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for St. Johns drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even ... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for St. Johns Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for St. Johns drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even ... Read More

Should St. Johns Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy St. Johns tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around... Read More

Ask Tuffy St. Johns: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles),... Read More

Breathe Deep in St. Johns With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and St. Johns auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in St. Johns

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other St. Johns drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular ins... Read More

Smart St. Johns Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for St. John... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy St. Johns: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for St. Johns drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy St. Johns will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension ... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... Read More

Not So Hot in St. Johns

When the weather turns cold, it's nice to crank up the furnace and enjoy the heat. But if your home's furnace doesn't work, it's not too comfortable. Same goes with your vehicle. When the heater's not working, things can get miserable. It could also signal some major problems, which we'll discuss... Read More

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