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E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

  Today at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Tampa are... Read More

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

Anyone who drives a car in Tampa knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engin... Read More

Tracking True in Tampa: Wheel Alignment

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy), we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where t... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Tampa

There's a segment of the Tampa area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 ... Read More

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Tampa Drivers

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Tampa auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it... Read More

A New Battery in Tampa

Hello Tampa drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Tampa, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new ... Read More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Tampa FL

When accidents occur in Tampa, FL, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When FL police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purs... Read More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All FL pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Tampa autom... Read More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Tampa area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indicat... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Tampa driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Aut... Read More

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