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Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) On Your Serpentine Belt

  Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Tampa, FL, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. The... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Tampa service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates cool... Read More

Wiper Blades in FL

If you're gonna drive around the Tampa area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like ... Read More

The Best Test

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all.  If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Many Tampa drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Tampa area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Tampa drivers, that look incl... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Tampa

Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Tampa, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Tampa drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occ... Read More

Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylin... Read More

Battery Basics for Tampa

It's important for Tampa drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold FL weather. Most Tampa area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, heat ... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Tampa, FL

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Tampa, FL.Unless they drive a vintage car, Tampa auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for... Read More

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