Car Care Tips

Make Your Battery Last

Video: Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to ... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

Video: When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match yo... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

Video: When Tampa 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.Tampa drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and stru... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Video: Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Tampa residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actua... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave): Brake Noise

Video: Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Tampa. 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 expos... Read More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

Video: If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Tampa, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive aro... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Video: All Tampa service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant throu... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) in Tampa

Video: When we Tampa residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abi... Read More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Video: Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave): Wiper Blade Options

Video: Wiper blades are critically important to Tampa drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Tampa drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. If... Read More

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