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

July 28, 2019

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... More

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

July 21, 2019

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 ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of ... More

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

July 14, 2019

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... More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Tampa

July 7, 2019

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

June 30, 2019

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Tampa Drivers

June 23, 2019

People in Tampa have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13,0... More

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

June 16, 2019

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Tampa drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenan... More

Tampa Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

June 9, 2019

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Tampa drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Tampa drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trip... More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

June 2, 2019

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Tampa to alway... More

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) in Tampa

May 26, 2019

Tires do a lot of work for Tampa drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Tampa. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With su... More