Car Care Tips

A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)

Distracted driving is bad, you know that. Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror. All bad. But there's something else that causes more than twice as many accidents, according to a recent study. And that's people who don't use their turn signals.... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Whitehall drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall will inspect your tires for uneven wear as ... Read More

Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)

There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet. They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles.That CV stands for constant velocity. CV axles are mainly used in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. They're also us... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall in Whitehall

When we Whitehall residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his a... Read More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Whitehall

One Whitehall automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Whitehall, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and ... Read More

Busted! Air Conditioning (Air Conditioning Maintenance)

Your vehicle's air conditioning is something you count on when the weather heats up. But there's bound to be a day when you turn it on and one of these things happens:Only warm air blows outCold air starts blowing out but then it turns warm on its ownIt's not blowing air at allIt blows smel... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things.It could be som... Read More

Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

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... Read More

For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Whitehall)

Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be.Then it's time to get ... Read More

Blind Spot Safety for Whitehall Driving

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Whitehall, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Whitehall drivers' bli... Read More

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