Car Care Tips

The Best Test

Video: Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all.  If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Many Tampa drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Tampa area tire shops to get you the look you want... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Video: Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Tampa

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Tampa, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Tampa drivers should do... Read More

Timing Belt

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the e... Read More

Battery Basics for Tampa

Video: It's important for Tampa drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold FL weather. Most Tampa area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, heat ... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Tampa, FL

Video: If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Tampa, FL.Unless they drive a vintage car, Tampa auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for... Read More

Keep Your Tampa Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Hey Tampa - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engin... Read More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Some of us Tampa drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around FL, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tir... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt ... Read More

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