Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)?

June 28, 2020

Hello Tampa - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you'v... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

February 23, 2020

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Tampa, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) servi... More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

December 8, 2019

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Tampa

November 3, 2019

One Tampa automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Tampa, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small ste... More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on FL Roads?

August 11, 2019

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in FL spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is t... More

Lease or Buy?

June 16, 2019

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Tampa drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initi... More

Drive Train Service in Tampa at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

December 9, 2018

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive mainte... More

Are There Blind Spots in Tampa?

October 14, 2018

All Tampa drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Tampa.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we ... More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) in Tampa

October 7, 2018

There are a lot of drivers in Tampa who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in FL these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Tampa folks don't even have to t... More