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Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Tampa

There's a segment of the Tampa area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometer... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Tampa say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexit... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

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 ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Tampa residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Tampa drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just may... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Relax When the Wind Blows in FL: Winter Car Prep for Tampa Drivers

When autumn comes around in Tampa, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Tampa drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Tampa drivers o... Read More

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

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) in Tampa. An... Read More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. Yo... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any g... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Tampa

As Tampa consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in FL, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stu... Read More

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