Hey Tampa - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 28, 2018
Some of us Tampa drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around FL, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The h...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on May 21, 2018
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itse...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on May 13, 2018
Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Tampa, FL, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine.Contact the automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire...
Posted in Steering
on May 06, 2018
When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Tampa may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Tampa. Its job is to keep your whe...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on May 01, 2018