Car Care Tips

Sniffing Out a Problem

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like.  If you smell them around your ve... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Tampa Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Tampa area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you g... Read More

Trickle Down Technology

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Tampa

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Tampa area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Tampa area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems t... Read More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

There are a lot of things in life that Tampa residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Tampa dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When ... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The ... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Tampa, FL, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnosti... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Tampa, FL, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnosti... Read More

Procrastination Prevention in Tampa

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... Read More

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