Car Care Tips

It Is Time to Check Your Intervals

Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this rea... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave): When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Tampa drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from FL freeway dri... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Tampa

Every Tampa car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replace... Read More

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicle... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Tampa Motorists

Tampa residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the f... Read More

Straight and True in Tampa: Wheel Alignment

Most Tampa folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in ... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave): What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles),... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Tampa, FL, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. ... Read More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All FL pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Tampa autom... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics for Tampa

All modern Tampa vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Tampa drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right time—to be mixed with air and burned in th... Read More

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