Don't Be Fuelish

September 4, 2022

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... More

Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

December 19, 2021

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Jacksonville Drivers

April 25, 2021

Hello, Jacksonville residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Jacksonville auto owners don't need to filter... More

Fuel Injectors

October 13, 2020

The last new American vehicles sold in Jacksonville with a carburetor rolled out of the Florida dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Jacksonville, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. You... More

Tuffy Jacksonville: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

October 9, 2020

Most Jacksonville auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Jacksonville, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Jacksonville drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Jacksonville article, we're foc... More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Jacksonville, Florida

October 7, 2020

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Florida environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Jacksonville drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Ja... More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

October 4, 2020

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to de... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Jacksonville

October 4, 2020

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Jacksonville area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Jacksonvill... More

Fuel Filter Replacement

October 3, 2020

Hello Jacksonville resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to you... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Florida Driving

September 20, 2020

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Jacksonville knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Jacksonville area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger comp... More