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...
Posted in Warranty
on April 15, 2018
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...
Posted in Cooling System
on April 11, 2018
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...
Posted in Automotive News
on April 03, 2018
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 ...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 26, 2018
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...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 21, 2018
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 ...
Posted in Fluids
on March 12, 2018
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...
Posted in Monitoring System
on March 04, 2018
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...
Posted in Service Standards
on February 26, 2018
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...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 18, 2018
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...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 11, 2018