Car Care Tips

Fuel for Thought

Video: If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components.  They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part.  You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) On Your Serpentine Belt

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag.   Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Tampa, FL, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to pow... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. All Tampa service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers th... Read More

Wiper Blades in FL

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. If you're gonna drive around the Tampa area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when... Read More

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

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