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Economics of Maintenance for Tampa Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Tampa is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Tampa who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having seco... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Tampa

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I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Tampa

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I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Tampa

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

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 have made four trips . . . but that would have ... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Tampa Car Owners

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 your Tampa shop every year or two for repairs s... Read More

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

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 & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Av... Read More

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

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 the water pump. The water pump circulates coolan... Read More

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

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 power the vehicle and recharge the battery. Then ... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

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 still a very big investment and Tampa drivers ... Read More

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