Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

April 14, 2024

When Mesa 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.Mesa drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and struts... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Mesa Drivers

April 7, 2024

People in Mesa have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13,00... More

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Tuffy Mesa

March 31, 2024

There are a lot of things in life that Mesa residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Mesa dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When we don't st... More

On Board Diagnostics for Mesa Motorists

March 24, 2024

Some Mesa vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Mesa and other Mesa auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Mesa for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Mesa area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear... More

Reaching the Braking Point (Brake hose replacement)

March 17, 2024

If you notice your brakes arent working like they used to, thats the kind of thing thats important to have checked out soon. Thats because your brakes are extraordinarily important to the safe operation of your vehicle. Sometimes you feel like your brake pedal is feeling a little soft or its lo... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Mesa

March 10, 2024

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Mesa drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are ... More

An Oil for All Seasons (Engine Oil Selection)

March 3, 2024

You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer. Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil? While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news. Most drivers don't have to, and here's why. Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses. That thicknes... More

Battery Basics for Mesa

February 25, 2024

It's important for Mesa drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold AZ weather. Most Mesa area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, heat doe... More

Tuffy Mesa Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

February 18, 2024

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Mesa

February 11, 2024

Many Mesa drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Mesa area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Mesa drivers, that look includes bigger ... More