Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your FL Driving

January 17, 2021

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Tampa knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Tampa area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and tr... More

Steering Clear in Tampa

January 10, 2021

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More

Should Tampa Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

January 3, 2021

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the... More

To Save Gas Around Tampa: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

January 1, 2021

One topic that hits the news in FL on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some FL drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Tampa who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.F... More

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

December 27, 2020

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Tampa.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less c... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

December 20, 2020

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

Tampa Customer Detective Work

December 13, 2020

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given s... More

Steer Right in Tampa

December 6, 2020

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Tampa drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years,... More

Winter Tires

November 29, 2020

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Tampa driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in FL, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread... More

What Tampa Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

November 22, 2020

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