A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

June 19, 2022

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

May 22, 2022

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

February 13, 2022

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

September 5, 2021

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

July 4, 2021

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

January 1, 2021

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Jacksonville

October 24, 2020

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Jacksonville area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Jacksonville area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there probl... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

October 23, 2020

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Jacksonville driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Jacksonville will ... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

October 6, 2020

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Jacksonville area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indicatio... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Jacksonville in Jacksonville

September 3, 2020

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Jacksonville drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Florida driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Jacksonville, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there a... More