Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in St. Johns

September 22, 2019

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the St. Johns area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas to g... More

Trickle Down Technology

September 15, 2019

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in St. Johns

September 8, 2019

A lot of people get custom wheels in St. Johns . When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy St. Jo... More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

September 1, 2019

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... More

Fuel for Thought

August 25, 2019

If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy St. Johns

August 18, 2019

Many St. Johns car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air ... More

Drive Train Service in St. Johns at Tuffy St. Johns

August 11, 2019

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy St. Johns: Tire Replacement Overview

August 4, 2019

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for St. Johns drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) ... More

Bad Vibes

July 28, 2019

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

July 21, 2019

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the St. Johns area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication ... More