That Squeal is Telling You Something (What Causes Squealing While Steering)

May 16, 2021

If you hear a squealing noise when you turn your vehicle, it's trying to tell you something is wrong. After all, it never made that noise before, right? The sound you hear may becoming from a few sources. Let's take a look (or a listen) to some of the possibilities. First, you almost certainl... More

Power Steering Service Near Jacksonville

October 18, 2020

Most of us living in the Jacksonville area are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump... More

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Jacksonville

September 21, 2020

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Jacksonville. If you took an informal poll around Jacksonville you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most pe... More

Steer Right in Jacksonville

August 30, 2020

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Jacksonville drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent... More

Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

August 23, 2020

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Jacksonville

August 5, 2020

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Jacksonville, Florida, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Tuffy... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

July 5, 2020

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Steering Clear in Jacksonville

July 21, 2019

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More

Defensive Driving in Jacksonville, Florida

April 14, 2019

There was a man in the Jacksonville area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Florida highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Jacksonville

May 31, 2017

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Jacksonville auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The cent... More