Car Care Tips

Relax When the Wind Blows in NE: Winter Car Prep for Bellevue Drivers

When autumn comes around in Bellevue, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Bellevue drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Bellevue ... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Bellevue drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is w... Read More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Bellevue, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue servic... Read More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Local Bellevue roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Bel... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue

Most Bellevue folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Bellevue market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that wou... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue: Air Conditioning Inspection

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 Bellevue require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some ... Read More

What Bellevue Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue for our Bellevue customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Bellevue area customers. Even though we try to be proactive ... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Bellevue Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Bellevue is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Bellevue who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be hav... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Bellevue. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are ex... Read More

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