Gas Savings in Tampa: Sharpen Your Pencil

May 9, 2021

High gas prices in Tampa increase the cost of living for FL drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Tampa vehicle owners to skimp in other areas like scheduled maintenance.Acc... More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Tampa, FL

April 25, 2021

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Tampa, FL: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Tampa motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because new vehic... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Tampa

April 4, 2021

The hottest FL news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Tampa. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Tampa can do to greatly ... More

The Importance of Tampa Drivers Following Service Intervals

January 31, 2021

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Tampa with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physica... More

Hey Tampa Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

September 20, 2020

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Tampa?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee,... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Tampa

August 9, 2020

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... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

April 5, 2020

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... More

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

March 8, 2020

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 ... More

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

February 9, 2020

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... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

January 26, 2020

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... More