Car Care Tips

March 2020

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Tampa: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Tampa drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Tampa drivers... Read More

Wasteful Thinking

With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... Read More

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

Many Tampa drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal pa... Read More

How Much is Enough for Tampa Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Tampa drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that bald tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technic... Read More

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