Cool Running (Water Pump)

February 21, 2021

Your vehicle is like you in a way. When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down. And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump. Now, that's a bit of a misnomer. It IS a pump, but it's pumping coolant, not pure water. Cooling off your engine is vital since it builds up heat whe... More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) for Better Performance

February 14, 2021

Hi Tampa residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engi... More

Tampa Road Trip Preparation

February 7, 2021

People from Tampa, FL, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a FL road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps ... More

The Importance of Tampa Drivers Following Service Intervals

January 31, 2021

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Tampa with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physica... More

Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

January 24, 2021

Here is a questions for Tampa drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger co... More

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