Car Care Tips

March 2019

Hey Tampa Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Nowadays, Tampa drivers are paying more at FL gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many FL drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Tampa drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery t... Read More

Sniffing Out a Problem

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention.For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Tampa Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Tampa area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get... Read More

Trickle Down Technology

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... Read More

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