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Drive Train Service in Tampa at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive main... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Tampa 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 wron... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Tampa vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute – thing... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

Most Tampa 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 Tampa market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would hav... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave): Making Your A/C System Last Longer

Tampa drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubr... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Tampa Car Owners

A generation ago, Tampa drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Tampa shop every year or two for repairs... Read More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Tampa drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drive... Read More

Tampa Tire Repair

Most Tampa residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Tampa drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high FL gas prices, we've all heard about the impo... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Tampa?

All Tampa drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Tampa.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, ... Read More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) in Tampa

There are a lot of drivers in Tampa who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in FL these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Tampa folks don't even have to... Read More

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