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Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course... Read More

Super Slick at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) in Tampa: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options an... Read More

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

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy). Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Tampa runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Servic... Read More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Tampa t... 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

Procrastination Prevention in Tampa

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... Read More

FL: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

FL residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a g... Read More

Battery Basics for Tampa

It's important for Tampa drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold FL weather. Most Tampa area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine.However, heat ... Read More

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