Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

May 26, 2024

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 GALLATIN driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto will check... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto: Serpentine Belt System Wear

May 19, 2024

The primary job of the serpentine belt for GALLATIN drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not compl... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto: Air Conditioning Inspection

May 12, 2024

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around GALLATIN require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some ... More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in GALLATIN

May 5, 2024

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look... More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

April 28, 2024

If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it. Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ... More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Tire & Auto

April 21, 2024

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match yo... More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto in GALLATIN

April 14, 2024

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for GALLATIN drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in TN to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper tra... More

Oil's Well That Ends Well (Oil Change Grades and Weight)

April 7, 2024

Changing your oil regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running well. And knowing the right type of oil to use is also very important. Engine oil is classified by weight, but it doesn't refer to how much the oil would weigh if you put it on a scale. It r... More

Fuel Filter Service in GALLATIN, TN

March 31, 2024

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... More

GALLATIN Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

March 24, 2024

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around GALLATIN, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crankshaf... More