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Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Tampa, FL

The median age for cars in the Tampa, FL area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mile... Read More

What Tampa Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) for our Tampa customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.And we're always open to questions from our valued Tampa area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in... Read More

A Cold Day in Tampa – Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Most Tampa drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy FL highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair d... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

FL service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Tampa drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Tampa, FL

Tampa auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Tampa, FL, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care o... Read More

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

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Tampa drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every FL driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center T... Read More

Super Slick at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) in Tampa: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options an... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Tampa drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Tampa drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle.If ... Read More

Make Your Vehicle Last

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, FL folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If someth... Read More

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