When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Tampa drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on March 29, 2020
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Tampa residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976...
Posted in Exhaust
on March 22, 2020
If you haven't shopped in the Tampa area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Tampa, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on March 15, 2020
Good vehicle care for us Tampa residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different ...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 08, 2020
The primary job of the serpentine belt for Tampa drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not complete...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on March 01, 2020