Automotive Tips from Tuffy Jacksonville: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

March 27, 2018

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Jacksonville we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be re... More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Jacksonville

March 20, 2018

Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Jacksonville, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Jacksonville drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident... More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

March 12, 2018

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... More

Below 45 Degrees in Jacksonville: Consider Winter Tires

March 4, 2018

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Jacksonville drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. Florida drivers ran out... More