Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Richmond

May 19, 2024

Here is a questions for CASCO drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger co... More

Battery Replacement at Tuffy Richmond in CASCO

May 12, 2024

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Richmond. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in CASCO runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Richmond are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they we... More

In That Case? (Transfer Case Exchange)

May 5, 2024

Ever wonder how all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive vehicles get the power from the engine to the front and rear wheels? The magic happens in what's called a transfer case. In some all-wheel-drive vehicles, it's sometime called a power take-off unit, or PTU. Inside the transfer case is a set of gea... More

The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)

April 28, 2024

So you thought you only had two brake lights. Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle. They're sometimes in the inside of the vehicle behind the back window, or they could be in the deck lid, on the roof or on the spare wheel carr... More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

April 21, 2024

If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it. Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ... More

Under Pressure in CASCO: TPMS

April 14, 2024

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in CASCO, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 200... More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

April 7, 2024

Today, Tuffy Richmond is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in CASCO are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have question... More

The Tuffy Richmond Guide to Servicing Your Differential

March 31, 2024

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 CASCO drivers. A lot of us in CASCO don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Every ve... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Richmond: Serpentine Belt Overview

March 24, 2024

The technicians at Tuffy Richmond know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pulle... More

Refresh Your Brakes (Brake Fluid Exchange)

March 17, 2024

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