The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

July 25, 2021

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

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July 18, 2021

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QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

July 11, 2021

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news anything but the sound of the vehicle itself. And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to ... More

H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)

July 4, 2021

In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road. It can be a daunting and frightening situation. Flooding waters can move quickly and unpredictably, so you have to keep y... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Tampa Vehicle

June 27, 2021

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Tampa area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to wat... More

Air Conditioning Service in Tampa

June 20, 2021

Hey Tampa! Let's talk about one of our FL summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Tampa drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time to he... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

June 13, 2021

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More

Wiper Blades in FL

June 6, 2021

If you're gonna drive around the Tampa area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like your wipe... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave): Causes of Wheel Misalignment

May 30, 2021

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Tampa drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. Whil... More

Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) in Tampa

May 23, 2021

Tampa area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Tampa drivers can't always avoid... More