The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

May 23, 2021

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

Budget for Maintenance in Jacksonville

March 7, 2021

Sometimes busy Jacksonville residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Florida in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduc... More

Severe Service Requirements

October 11, 2020

A lot of Jacksonville drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of... More

Jacksonville Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

September 30, 2020

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Jacksonville drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Jacksonville drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are mos... More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

September 23, 2020

At Tuffy Jacksonville we get a lot of Jacksonville drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Florida, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you str... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Jacksonville

September 19, 2020

Every Jacksonville car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced.... More

10 Services Jacksonville Drivers Often Overlook

September 18, 2020

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Jacksonville. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules.... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last At Tuffy Jacksonville

September 17, 2020

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the news. Jacksonville people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better fuel economy and receive a government rebate. A lot of Jacksonville motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. Theyre good c... More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Jacksonville

September 5, 2020

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Jacksonville for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (technically) rig... More

Tuffy Jacksonville On Your Serpentine Belt

September 4, 2020

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Jacksonville, Florida, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. ... More