The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

February 28, 2021

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

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