Shake It up in Tampa!: Why Wheel Balancing

May 16, 2021

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

Winter Tires

November 29, 2020

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Tampa driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in FL, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their tread... More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

October 27, 2019

Tampa drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If... More

Tampa Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

September 15, 2019

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Tampa on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35... More

Helping Tampa Drivers Get the Right Tires

July 14, 2019

Every Tampa vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Su... More

Tire Tread Depth for Tampa, FL Drivers

May 5, 2019

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread de... More

Below 45 Degrees in Tampa: Consider Winter Tires

March 24, 2019

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Tampa drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. FL drivers ran out and bought ... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Guide to Tire Specs

February 17, 2019

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Tampa service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the ... More

Picking the Right Tires in Tampa

February 12, 2019

Shopping for tires in Tampa can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Tampa are looking for maximum summertime perfo... More

Talk to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

January 6, 2019

Custom wheels are one way that Tampa folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have t... More