Wishy-Washy in Clermont

October 2, 2022

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy North Clermont: Tire Replacement Overview

September 25, 2022

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Clermont drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of... More

Clermont Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

September 18, 2022

Any Clermont driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Clermont residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this i... More

Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)

September 11, 2022

It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo... More

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

September 4, 2022

When Clermont drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Clermont drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks an... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Clermont

August 28, 2022

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Clermont area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Clermont drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshiel... More

NOT JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER (Finding the Right Service Facility)

August 21, 2022

You might remember a hit TV sitcom that was set in a bar, a place where "everybody knows your name." The idea, of course, is people feel more comfortable where they aren't just another customer among many; they're special because their relationship goes back a few years. That comfortable relat... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

August 14, 2022

Local Clermont roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Clermont wou... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Clermont

August 7, 2022

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Clermont, Florida, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Clermont streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks ... More

Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)

July 31, 2022

You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C. Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches down the road. Many vehicles have a temperature gauge on the dash that takes the temperature of the engi... More