Car Care Tips

On Board Diagnostics for Tampa Motorists

Some Tampa vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) and other Tampa auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surpris... Read More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match yo... Read More

A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)

At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving. But what happens when you tap on your horn and all of a sudden it won't quit? Everyone's looking at you like you're an angry jerk and all you want to ... Read More

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) in Tampa

With Tampa gas prices being what they are, many of us in FL are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Tampa area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in FL. But there ar... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Tampa and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of v... Read More

Wishy-Washy in Tampa

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do?The best thing is to make su... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Tampa drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulder... Read More

Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason. Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us. Since vehicle emissions are among the main causes of air pollution, emission testing can alert you to problems in your vehicle than can be fix... Read More

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