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

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

December 20, 2020

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

Tampa Customer Detective Work

December 13, 2020

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given s... More

Steer Right in Tampa

December 6, 2020

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Tampa drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years,... More