Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Tampa

May 12, 2024

With high fuel prices in Tampa, FL, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some resear... More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

January 14, 2024

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Tampa use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy Tire & Auto... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Tampa Drivers

October 8, 2023

Hello, Tampa residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Tampa auto owners don't need to filter their fuel be... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your FL Driving

August 20, 2023

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Tampa knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Tampa area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and tr... More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Tampa, FL

January 8, 2023

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Tampa, FL, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Tampa, FL, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge. The manufacturer then... More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Tampa

November 6, 2022

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Tampa can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a... More

Fuel Injectors

September 4, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Tampa with a carburetor rolled out of the FL dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Tampa, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control co... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Tampa, FL

August 21, 2022

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Tampa area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the clean g... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

May 8, 2022

Tampa residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the hi... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

November 28, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More