Car Care Tips

PCV Valve Replacement

Hello Tampa, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, call... Read More

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

Most Tampa folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Tampa market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school.... Read More

Relax When the Wind Blows in FL: Winter Car Prep for Tampa Drivers

When autumn comes around in Tampa, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Tampa drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Tampa drivers o... Read More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

These days many people in the Tampa area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a schedule... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Tampa drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from FL freeway dri... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Automotive Tips: Alternator

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ... Read More

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Tampa auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in FL.Cooling system... Read More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Service for Your Exhaust System

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle.The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... Read More

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