Car Care Tips

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Video: Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Tampa area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication that s... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Video: Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Tampa driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service... Read More

Drive Train Service in Tampa at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Video: The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Fuel Saving Tip for Tampa: Check Engine Light

Video: Here's a question for Tampa, FL : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditions that ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Alternator Replacement Service in Tampa

Video: 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 depart... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Tampa

Video: Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Tampa

Video: With the recent focus in the Tampa area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Tampa drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, properly... Read More

Stay Safe in Tampa by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

Video: We don't want to think about it, but each Tampa resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with FL rescue workers. Rescue workers and Tampa police are well aware of this difficulty... Read More

Check Your Shocks and Struts at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Video:   Today we're talking to Tampa drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for FL folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important.Without shocks, your wheels would b... Read More

Budget for Maintenance in Tampa

Video: Sometimes busy Tampa residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around FL in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the amo... Read More

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