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Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Video: Hello Tampa . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Tampa drivers?First of all, the Check Engine or Se... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Tampa: Consider Winter Tires

Video: 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 bough... Read More

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

Video: The primary job of the serpentine belt for Tampa drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not complet... Read More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Video: Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our American Fork area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warr... Read More

Lease or Buy?

Video: Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Tampa drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays dow... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Guide to Tire Specs

Video: 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 manager... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Tampa, FL

Video: Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our FL environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Tampa drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Tampa area. Fl... Read More

Breathe Deep in Tampa With a New Cabin Air Filter

Video: Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Tampa auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,0... Read More

Tampa Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Video: 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 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered signific... Read More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) in Tampa

Video: There are a lot of drivers in Tampa who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in FL these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Tampa folks don't even have to think ab... Read More

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