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Wishy-Washy in St. Johns

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... Read More

Let Tuffy St. Johns Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

St. Johns area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of St. Johns drivers... Read More

How Do You Save Gas in St. Johns , Florida?

No one in St. Johns , Florida, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Florida fuel prices, however, have spurred St. Johns drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times o... Read More

Hey St. Johns Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Nowadays, St. Johns drivers are paying more at Florida gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Florida drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping t... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in St. Johns , Florida

Myths passed around our St. Johns , Florida community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their mode... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Florida Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from St. Johns knows this makes sense.Some of us in the St. Johns area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger... Read More

Tuffy St. Johns Automotive Tips: Alternator

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for St. Johns Drivers

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most St. Johns drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't ... Read More

Make your Service Visit at Tuffy St. Johns a Good One

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your p... Read More

Differential Service at Tuffy St. Johns: Viva la Difference

Every vehicle on Florida roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle.  But most St. Johns residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn tra... Read More

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