Lease or Buy?

June 30, 2020

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Jacksonville drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pa... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

June 29, 2020

At Tuffy Jacksonville we've had a lot of Jacksonville customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Florida. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent o... More

Timing Belt

June 28, 2020

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

Picking the Right Tires in Jacksonville

June 28, 2020

Shopping for tires in Jacksonville can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Jacksonville are looking for maximum summertim... More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Jacksonville Drivers

June 27, 2020

When people in Jacksonville talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Florida? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or ... More

Tuffy Jacksonville Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

June 26, 2020

Florida service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville fuel system cleaning: Over time,... More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Jacksonville Drivers

June 25, 2020

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Jacksonville drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could eve... More

Tuffy Jacksonville: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

June 24, 2020

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Jacksonville streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of ga... More

The Tuffy Jacksonville Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

June 23, 2020

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Jacksonville drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Jacksonville. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift fo... More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Jacksonville

June 22, 2020

These days many people in the Jacksonville area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service mai... More