Professional Fuel System Cleaning

August 29, 2021

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to de... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

August 15, 2021

There's a lot of auto advice in FL right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to be tru... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Tampa Vehicle

June 27, 2021

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Tampa area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to wat... More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) for Better Performance

February 14, 2021

Hi Tampa residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engi... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your FL Driving

January 17, 2021

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Tampa knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Tampa area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and tr... More

To Save Gas Around Tampa: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

January 1, 2021

One topic that hits the news in FL on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some FL drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Tampa who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way we can.F... More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Tampa, FL

November 8, 2020

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Tampa, FL, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Tampa, FL, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge. The manufacturer then... More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

July 19, 2020

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Tampa

April 12, 2020

With high fuel prices in Tampa, FL, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some resear... More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

February 2, 2020

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Tampa use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy Tire & Auto... More