There’s not much Tampa drivers can do about the price of gas in
FL, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights a...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on May 29, 2018
Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator. Driving around Tampa is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane...
Posted in Fluids
on May 22, 2018
Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised t...
Posted in Fluids
on May 13, 2018
When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to m...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on May 08, 2018
When Tampa drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Tampa drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks a...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on May 01, 2018