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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Tampa. The timing belt’s important job is... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy)

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Tampa. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better unde... Read More

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

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Tampa drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in FL to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transm... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) in Tampa

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shift... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Tampa

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do wit... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy) Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Tampa drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Tampa. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hil... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (Gunn Hwy): Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Tampa drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expensi... Read More

Transmission Care in Tampa, FL

Do you have any plans around Tampa, FL for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stocked ... Read More

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