Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

May 29, 2022

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

Take Charge! (Battery Testing)

April 24, 2022

OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted. Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up. During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take it easy. But it may surprise you to learn that hot weather can be much harder on a vehicle's battery than ... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

January 30, 2022

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

October 24, 2021

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

August 1, 2021

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

October 19, 2020

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Jacksonville would like to give Jacksonville motorists an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more s... More

Florida: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

September 13, 2020

Florida residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what i... More

Charge It in Jacksonville for Extended Battery Life

August 19, 2020

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Jacksonville, Florida, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns o... More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

August 18, 2020

Today, Tuffy Jacksonville is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Jacksonville are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you ha... More

Tuffy Jacksonville Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

August 6, 2020

Today's Tuffy Jacksonville post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Jacksonville service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake ... More