Car Care Tips

Tuffy St. Johns On Your Serpentine Belt

Today we’re going to be talking about serpentine belts for our St. Johns , Florida customers. Let’s start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That’s the critical device that makes electricity to power the SUV and recharge ... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last At Tuffy St. Johns

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Florida news. St. Johns people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of St. Johns motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. Th... Read More

Tuffy St. Johns Advice On Buying New Tires

Today’s tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every St. Johns driver’s style, habits and driving conditions. Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Florida seasons. St. Johns off-roaders should be excited about the optio... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Jacksonville

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven’t been as common in Jacksonville because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more St. Joh... Read More

Custom Wheels and Tires For Your St. Johns Ride

It seems like everywhere you go in the Jacksonville area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter, car owners are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Florida motorists want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want the... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

St. Johns auto owners live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big inv... Read More

Coolant Service at Tuffy St. Johns

St. Johns motorists' cars have to operate in a wide range of Florida temperatures which requires our engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what'. Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive... And all the wh... Read More

Tuffy St. Johns Helps You Decipher The Menu Board: Part 2

St. Johns service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some St. Johns drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed. Tuffy St. Johns fuel system cleaning... Read More

Battery Basics For St. Johns

It's important for St. Johns car owners to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Florida weather. Most Jacksonville motorists think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold SUV engine. ... Read More

Keeping Your St. Johns Air Fresh When Driving With A Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your St. Johns house? B. A fresh, piney scent? C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it’s C. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your SUV.... Read More

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