Arrive Alive in Clermont

June 20, 2021

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Clermont. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Florida roads.The truth is that all of us... More

Tuffy North Clermont: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

June 13, 2021

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Clermont streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas th... More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Clermont: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy North Clermont

June 6, 2021

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Clermont drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Clermont d... More

How Do You Save Gas in Clermont, Florida?

May 30, 2021

No one in Clermont, Florida, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Florida fuel prices, however, have spurred Clermont drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel p... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

May 23, 2021

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy North Clermont: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

May 16, 2021

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Clermont drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expe... More

What is a TPS? (Throttle Position Sensor)

May 9, 2021

You know you have an accelerator pedal; step on it and your vehicle is supposed to go. But did you know there is a part in your vehicle that keeps track of where the throttle is? It's called the Throttle Position Sensor, or TPS. The TPS is a sensor that helps your vehicle figure out the right mi... More

THE IMPORTANCE OF VISIBILITY (Cleaning Vehicle Glass)

May 2, 2021

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing. Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

April 25, 2021

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

See the Light (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)

April 18, 2021

It's happened to all of us. We're driving down a highway at night and over a crest appears a car with its high beams blazing. You are momentarily blinded, hoping the other driver will switch them to their low beam setting and restore your vision. Not only do we not appreciate being blinded, fac... More