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10 Services Tampa Drivers Often Overlook

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 track of it all.So let's talk about schedules.... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Tampa

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 recommendation of when the filter should be replaced.... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

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, which can be distracting and will affect your fie... 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

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Tampa?

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Tampa?Is it:StereoWheelsAir BagDVD SystemWell, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in FL – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New ... Read More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Tampa car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Tampa, FL, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and man... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Tampa Autos

If you are a driver in Tampa and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the FL news. Tampa people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Tampa motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commuters, ... Read More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

If you're reading this article in Tampa, FL, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) tells you the manufacturer rec... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) we've had a lot of Tampa customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in FL. The median age of personal vehicles is now over ... Read More

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