Hello Bellevue - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you ...
Posted in Drive Train
on July 31, 2018
When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Bellevue for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service....
Posted in Maintenance
on July 24, 2018
You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it.A driver noticed his vehicl...
Posted in Fluids
on July 17, 2018
When Bellevue 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.Bellevue drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because sh...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on July 09, 2018
If you haven't shopped in the Bellevue area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Bellevue, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a fe...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on July 01, 2018