Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Really Save Gas?

September 13, 2020

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Tampa drivers don't always extend those go... More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

September 6, 2020

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alterna... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tampa Tune Up

August 30, 2020

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm ... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

August 23, 2020

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Tampa, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) service adviso... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

August 16, 2020

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Tampa residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actua... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Air Conditioning Inspection

August 9, 2020

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Tampa require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some par... More

Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)

August 2, 2020

This may have happened to you. You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed! What a helpless feeling. You can't lock it; you can't leave it like it is. Or, let's say you head down to your vehicle to head out to work in the morning a... More

Why People in Tampa Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

July 27, 2020

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Tampa, FL, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some of the negl... More

Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)

July 19, 2020

Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g... More

"Current" Affairs (Blown Fuses)

July 12, 2020

You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working. There are no numbers on the display. Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn't do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning. Are the two problems somehow rela... More