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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Tampa drivers often associate our wheels being "knocked" out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.Whil... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Tampa area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives.Preventive MaintenancePreventive maintenance is an important way people in Tampa can conserve fuel ... Read More

New Life for Your Older Car in Tampa

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Tampa families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents j... Read More

Keeping Your Tampa Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?A. A filter for your Tampa house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into t... Read More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Many Tampa drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) recommends a new engine air filter. They sa... Read More

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

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy). Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Tampa runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Servic... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) we get a lot of Tampa drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around FL, so... Read More

Picking the Right Tires in Tampa

Shopping for tires in Tampa can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer... Read More

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

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