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Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Tampa

Video: Many Tampa drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a Tamp... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Tampa

Video: Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... Read More

Is Your Tampa Driving Severe?

Video: People near Tampa, FL, often ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Tampa, FL, service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Radiator Service

Video: The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Tampa, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine w... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)?

Video: Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Tampa drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in FL who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of ... Read More

Need a New Battery? Call Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Today

Video: Hello Tampa drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Tampa, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a ... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Video: For those of you in Tampa, FL who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 250 h... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Video: Sometimes we hear people in Tampa say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexit... Read More

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

Video: Tampa residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of FL temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to prot... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Rotor Problems

Video: The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Tampa.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less c... Read More

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