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), w...
Posted in Timing Belt
on November 26, 2017
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. Let's ...
Posted in Service Intervals
on November 20, 2017
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 automot...
Posted in Service Standards
on November 13, 2017
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 the ...
Posted in Fuel System
on November 05, 2017