Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our FL environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Tampa drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Tampa...
Posted in Fuel System
on June 28, 2017
Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Tampa auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,00...
Posted in Suspension
on June 19, 2017
Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Tampa on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on June 13, 2017
There are a lot of drivers in Tampa who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in FL these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Tampa folks don't even have to...
Posted in Drive Train
on June 04, 2017
Tampa area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Tampa drivers can't al...
Posted in Automotive News
on June 01, 2017
Many Tampa drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole ...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on May 21, 2017
Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do w...
Posted in Timing Belt
on May 14, 2017
People near Tampa, FL, often ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Tampa, FL, service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tamp...
Posted in Service Intervals
on May 08, 2017
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Tampa, it is easy to prevent.
The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the ...
Posted in Cooling System
on May 01, 2017
Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Tampa drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in FL who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 23, 2017