Stay Headed in the Right Direction, St. Johns

July 1, 2022

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in St. Johns , Florida, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Tuffy S... More

The Tuffy St. Johns Guide to Custom Wheels

June 30, 2022

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many St. Johns drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye, t... More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in St. Johns

June 29, 2022

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look... More

St. Johns Alignment Service

June 28, 2022

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... More

Are There Blind Spots in St. Johns ?

June 27, 2022

All St. Johns drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around St. Johns .First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy St. Johns: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

June 26, 2022

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around St. Johns .An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy St. Johns: Signs of an Alignment Problem

June 26, 2022

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. St. Johns drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. W... More

How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)

June 19, 2022

Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car. Your SUV's air conditioning system needs a new evaporator, but the cost for the new one is way more than you remember it was for your car. How... More

How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

June 12, 2022

Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years. Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with... More

Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)

June 5, 2022

There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet. They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant velocity. CV axles are mainly used in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. They're also us... More