Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Mesa

June 4, 2023

These days many people in the Mesa area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintenance... More

Refresh Your Brakes (Brake Fluid Exchange)

May 28, 2023

Brakes are one of your vehicle's most important safety components, and you may have noticed that they don't stop as surely as they used to. Maybe it takes you applying a little more pressure to them than before, or perhaps you get the feeling that they're not stopping you as quickly. Those could... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mesa: Making a Battery Last Longer

May 21, 2023

One thing all Mesa drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Mesa can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted like from using yo... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Mesa

May 14, 2023

One Mesa automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Mesa, 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 transmissi... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Mesa Motorists

May 7, 2023

Mesa residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the firs... More

Fuel Filter Service in Mesa, AZ

April 30, 2023

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... More

Tuffy Mesa Automotive Tips: Alternator

April 23, 2023

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the p... More

If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)

April 16, 2023

When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little. Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles t... More

The Tuffy Mesa Guide to Servicing Your Differential

April 9, 2023

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Mesa drivers. A lot of us in Mesa don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Every vehi... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mesa: Air Conditioning Inspection

April 2, 2023

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Mesa require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some part... More