Keep Your Jacksonville Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

July 31, 2020

Hey Jacksonville - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Jacksonville

July 30, 2020

Today in the Tuffy Jacksonville auto care blog, we're going to talk to Jacksonville drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Jacksonville customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manu... More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

July 29, 2020

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Jacksonville, Florida, 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 you should do in case of an accident in Jacksonville, Florida:When an accident occurs, you should always s... More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Jacksonville in Jacksonville

July 28, 2020

There are a lot of drivers in Jacksonville who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Florida these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Jacksonville folks don't ev... More

Shake It up in Jacksonville!: Why Wheel Balancing

July 27, 2020

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

Tuffy Jacksonville Engine Air Filter Replacement

July 26, 2020

When your experienced Tuffy Jacksonville technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An air filt... More

The Byte Stuff (Your Vehicle's Computers)

July 26, 2020

Nobody has to tell you that computers are a part of so many things in our lives. Smartphones, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, televisions. You name itit has a computer in it. And your vehicle is no exception. The earliest cars relied on the technology of their time, and there was no such ... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Jacksonville

July 25, 2020

A lot of people get custom wheels in Jacksonville. 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 Jack... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Jacksonville

July 24, 2020

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More

Drive Defensively in Florida

July 23, 2020

Car care is part of auto safety in Jacksonville. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Florida roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surround... More