Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) in Tampa

July 4, 2021

When we Tampa residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abili... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

May 2, 2021

Okay. You went to your local Tampa car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Tampa service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light stop... More

Automotive Detective Work in Tampa

June 14, 2020

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Tampa. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when someth... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

May 3, 2020

Modern Tampa vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute things ... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

February 3, 2019

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engi... More