Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto in GALLATIN

March 26, 2023

Many GALLATIN drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto in GALLATIN

March 19, 2023

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most GALLATIN residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Tire & Auto is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control compute... More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in GALLATIN

March 12, 2023

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in GALLATIN can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just ge... More

I'm Cool With That (AC Exchange)

March 12, 2023

On a hot day, you want your vehicle's air conditioning to work. When the air blowing out of your vents isn't cold, it's easy to think, "I'll just take it by the shop and have them top off my refrigerant." But while some people think air conditioning is that simple, it's actually not. If your ref... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

March 11, 2023

All GALLATIN service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant th... More

Don't Be Fuelish

March 10, 2023

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

Steer Right in GALLATIN

March 9, 2023

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many GALLATIN 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 yea... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto

March 8, 2023

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Advice on Buying New Tires

March 7, 2023

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every GALLATIN driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all TN seasons.GALLATIN off-roaders should be excited about the options availab... More

Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

March 6, 2023

Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason. Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us. Since vehicle emissions are among the main causes of air pollution, emission testing can alert you to problems in your vehicle than can be fix... More