Car Care Tips

10 Services Tampa Drivers Often Overlook

Video: We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Tampa. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Specif... Read More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Video: Most Tampa drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. FL folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Tampa drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more we can ... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

Video: The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Tampa drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that co... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Tire Replacement Overview

Video: Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Tampa drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of t... Read More

Defensive Driving in Tampa, FL

Video:   There was a man in the Tampa area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local FL highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Tampa,... Read More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Video: Local Tampa roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Tampa would ha... Read More

Cool Running in Tampa

Video: Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... Read More

Recommended Service Intervals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Video: Most people in the Tampa area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some... Read More

Power Steering Service in Tampa

Video: Most Tampa drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steerin... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Video: Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) 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 to learn tha... Read More

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