Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto

January 21, 2024

Most GALLATIN folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my GALLATIN market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have b... More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

December 3, 2023

If you're reading this article in GALLATIN, TN, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your hea... More

Keep Your GALLATIN Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

November 12, 2023

Hey GALLATIN - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very imp... More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

October 29, 2023

If you've ever been driving around GALLATIN and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field o... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto

September 3, 2023

Many GALLATIN car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air fi... More

Busting Automotive Myths in GALLATIN, TN

July 23, 2023

Myths passed around our GALLATIN, TN community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to ... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in GALLATIN, TN

July 9, 2023

The median age for cars in the GALLATIN, TN area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the GALLATIN area, bring it into Tuffy Tire & Auto for high-mileage maintenan... 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