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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Tampa

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Tampa, FL, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Tampa streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks th... Read More

FL: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

FL residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a g... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Tampa. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better un... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

All of us in Tampa know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know... Read More

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

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Tampa drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in FL to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transm... Read More

Right or Left? Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Power Steering Service

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Tampa residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All FL folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we for... Read More

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

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every sing... Read More

To Save Gas Around Tampa: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

  One topic that hits the news in FL on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some FL drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Tampa who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way... Read More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... Read More

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