Car Care Tips

January 2018

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Fuel Saving Tip for Tampa: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for Tampa, FL : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)Many condition... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Alternator Replacement Service in Tampa

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator. Driving around Tampa is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Tampa

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have ... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Tampa

With the recent focus in the Tampa area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Tampa drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, p... Read More

Stay Safe in Tampa by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Tampa resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with FL rescue workers.Rescue workers and Tampa police are well aware of this difficulty... Read More

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