Car Care Tips

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Tampa

There’s not much Tampa drivers can do about the price of gas in 
FL, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights a... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Alternator Replacement Service in Tampa

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator. Driving around Tampa is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised t... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave)

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to m... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

When Tampa drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Tampa drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks a... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Tampa residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids ca... Read More

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

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 won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expos... Read More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Tampa, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you dr... 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

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) in Tampa

When we Tampa residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find "diagnostic fees" as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abi... Read More

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