If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Tampa. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of techn...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 17, 2019
Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) in Tampa. An...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 10, 2019
One Tampa automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Tampa, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small ste...
Posted in Drive Train
on November 03, 2019
Tampa drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 27, 2019
Modern vehicles in and around Tampa run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Tampa drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electr...
Posted in Parts
on October 20, 2019
You've heard that expression, change is good. When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine. But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here ar...
Posted in Oil Change
on October 13, 2019
If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling.One driver in FL was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed w...
Posted in Transmission
on October 06, 2019
Tampa drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the serv...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 29, 2019
Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Tampa area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur conten...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 22, 2019
Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Tampa on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 15, 2019