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

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Tampa folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Tampa market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could h... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Tampa Car Owners

Your browser does not support the video tag. A generation ago, Tampa drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to y... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Your browser does not support the video tag. FL service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Tampa drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Tire... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Your browser does not support the video tag. All Tampa service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers th... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) On Your Serpentine Belt

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Tampa, FL, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to pow... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're ... Read More

10 Services Tampa Drivers Often Overlook

Your browser does not support the video tag. We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Tampa. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep ... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Tampa

Your browser does not support the video tag. Every Tampa car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recomme... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've ever been driving around Tampa and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, whi... Read More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Technician Training

Tampa consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have made... Read More

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