Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Where Should New Tires Be Placed

June 4, 2023

When Tampa drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If ... More

Talk to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

May 28, 2023

Custom wheels are one way that Tampa folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be ma... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Tampa Drivers

May 21, 2023

Knowing how their engine works can help Tampa drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while... More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Tampa

May 14, 2023

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Tampa automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, every... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

May 7, 2023

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Light Up your Life (Headlamp Replacement)

April 30, 2023

Did you know that having a burned out headlight can result in your rearview mirror reflecting some flashing lights? In other words, you might get pulled over by the police for only having one working headlight, because in most places it's against the law. Not only is it illegal to drive with one... More

Staying In Charge (Alternator Repair)

April 23, 2023

Seems like these days, we're hearing about more and more electric or hybrid vehicles. Keep in mind that conventional gasoline internal combustion vehicles have important electrical components, too, and it's important to make sure they're operating at their peak. In a vehicle with a gasoline engi... More

Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)

April 16, 2023

Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going. But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there are some things you should keep your eyes, ears and nose out for. They are warning you about something t... More

Know Your Towing Limits in Tampa

April 9, 2023

Some Tampa drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Tampa, you should be aware of safety issues, FL towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe towing. A... More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

April 2, 2023

If you haven't shopped in the Tampa area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Tampa, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more... More