Timing Belt

September 27, 2022

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

September 26, 2022

Why are wheel bearings for St. Johns vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy St. Johns post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around St. Johns , Florida. Whe... More

Tuffy St. Johns Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

September 25, 2022

St. Johns residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium t... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

September 25, 2022

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in St. Johns

September 24, 2022

One St. Johns automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around St. Johns , but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine an... More

Cooling System Components

September 23, 2022

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that St. Johns auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Florida.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system us... More

St. Johns Road Trip Preparation

September 22, 2022

People from St. Johns , Florida, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Florida road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but you ... More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

September 21, 2022

Did you know that most of the cars driving around St. Johns , Florida, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the St. Johns area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact,... More

Tuffy St. Johns Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

September 20, 2022

Welcome to the Tuffy St. Johns automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet St. Johns conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire will actua... More

Tuffy St. Johns: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

September 19, 2022

Most St. Johns auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy St. Johns, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can St. Johns drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy St. Johns article, we're focusing on t... More