Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave): Rotor Problems

December 27, 2020

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Tampa.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less c... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

November 1, 2020

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

March 29, 2020

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Tampa drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Tampa

June 4, 2018

Let's talk about something critical for all Tampa drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave): Brake Noise

April 16, 2018

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Tampa. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expose... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) in Tampa

May 8, 2017

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Tampa drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every FL driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave), our team will check your brake system... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Tampa, FL Vehicle

December 5, 2016

How do Tampa drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect FL consumers against mileage fraud. It says a FL seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Tampa, FL, stop b... More