Oh, Stop! (Disc Brake Service)

July 21, 2024

Every time you drive your vehicle, you wear down your brakes just a little bit. And after a while, that adds up. Gradually, your stopping power isn't like it used to be. Since brakes are one of your vehicle's most important safety features, it just makes sense to keep them performing well. Mos... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Mesa

July 14, 2024

Okay. You went to your local Mesa car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Mesa service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light stops ... More

Do I Need Brake Service? (Brake Service)

July 7, 2024

Think of how many times you put your foot on your vehicles brake pedal every day. And think of how much you rely on your brakes to slow down and stop your momentum. When it comes to safety systems, your brakes are at the top of the list, and thats why its so important to keep them in top condit... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Mesa Drivers

June 30, 2024

Hello, Mesa residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Mesa auto owners don't need to filter their fuel beca... More

Light's Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)

June 23, 2024

Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle. But those exterior lights are more important than you think, and they're vital to your safety and that of other drivers near you. Headlights are important. Not onl... More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

June 16, 2024

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mesa: Serpentine Belt System Wear

June 9, 2024

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Mesa drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not completel... More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

June 2, 2024

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... More

The Tuffy Mesa Guide to Tire Specs

May 26, 2024

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Mesa service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manager ... More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

May 19, 2024

Hey Mesa area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our AZ streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Mesa area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an inch is the d... More