Tampa drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Tampa, FL, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exac...
Posted in Automotive News
on April 30, 2017
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the ...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on April 23, 2017
Here's an interesting statistic for our in Tampa, FL, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out th...
Posted in Fluids
on April 18, 2017
Higher Tampa fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Tampa drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel pri...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on April 09, 2017
All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Tampa drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even cause...
Posted in Fluids
on April 03, 2017