Automotive Repair

  • A Brief History of the Diesel Engine

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    At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL, we know that diesel engines play a huge role in many of our customers' daily ways of life. If you drive a Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins diesel pickup, you obviously appreciate the power of the diesel engine. Diesel engines are prevalent all over the road, but where did it all start, and why are diesel engines most commonly found in trucks today? 

  • A Shop that Goes the Extra Mile

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    At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc, an integral part of our business is providing only the best customer service to our clients. Whether it’s through great communication skills or quality auto repairs, our customers can trust that whenever they come into our shop, they’re being treated with care along with their truck.

  • Are You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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    Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

  • Are your seat belts working properly?

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    By now, the numbers are clear; seat belts save lives. But just wearing one isn’t enough - it needs to be working properly to actually keep you safe. Here’s what you need to know about the seat belts in your car, truck, or SUV, from T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL.

  • ASE Certified Technicians - What Does It Mean For You?

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    Whether you drive a Chevy, Ram, or Ford diesel pickup, we have you covered. At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL, we can do it all - and a big part of that is done by employing ASE certified technicians.

  • Brakes - how do they work?

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    At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, we know that in order to keep your car in good shape, it helps to know how it works. Here’s a quick rundown of a system that’s very important, but you take for granted until there’s a problem; your brakes.

  • Brakes for Your Fleet

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    At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, our expert mechanics are here to work for you. On large commercial trucks, there’s one component that works harder than almost all the rest; your brakes. Our technicians have the knowledge and ability necessary to have your truck stopping like the day it rolled off the lot, no matter what the problem is.

  • Cleaning Your Fuel System

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    Obviously, your fuel delivery system is an extremely important aspect of the running condition of your truck. At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, our expert team of mechanics can treat and clean your fuel delivery system, ensuring you get the most out of your fleet.

  • Common Heater/AC Fan Switch Issues

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    At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, we know how important climate control is to your driving experience. Not only does a fully functional heat and AC system keep you warm in the winter, and cool in the summer, it is vital to defrosting windows and keeping the air in your car circulating.

  • Disconnecting a Battery from A Vehicle

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    If you’re ever in a situation where you must remove the battery from your vehicle, it’s important to know what you’re doing. It seems pretty straight forward, and it is. However, there are some important things to remember when disconnecting the battery in your car, truck, or SUV. Here are some tips on disconnecting a car battery, from T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL.

  • Do You Know How Your AC Works?

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    When you get in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan to drive and the A/C does not work what could be wrong? Here at T&A Truck Specialist, Inc, we have some simple answers to help you understand how your vehicle A/C system works. The first question we are asked is "Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?" Let's talk about what could be happening. 

  • Do You Smell One Of These Smells? It's Time To Bring Your Car In.

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    If you’ve owned a vehicle long, particularly one with a few miles on it, you have probably encountered a peculiar smell that grabbed your attention. Scents that you encounter while driving (emanating from your vehicle, not the horse farm down the road) are indicators of your vehicle's health and often the first warning that something may be wrong. T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa has assembled this list to prepare for you for the next time you smell something odd, so you’ll know what’s going on next time you notice a funny smell.

  • Experiencing A Loud Radiator Fan?

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    At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, we know how irritating an issue with your car, truck, or SUV can be, even if it doesn’t immediately affect your vehicle’s performance. One such problematic issue, the excessively loud radiator cooling fan, is a common plague many automobile owners will experience.

  • Has Your Engine Left You Stranded?

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    If your car, truck or SUV is experiencing engine issues and you are concerned about having to purchase a new vehicle, our technicians at T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa have an answer that will save you money and help you maintain the value of your vehicle. Today's vehicles cost more than they ever did and you typically have a loan for a much longer time period - yet the warranty it seems stays relatively short!

    Here, we believe in treating your vehicle as if it were ours and if your engine is not reliable we can replace it with a JASPER replacement engine with a nationwide parts and labor warranty! It is what we would do with our car, truck or SUV instead of trading it for a higher payment or a vehicle we didn't like as much as what we had!

  • Have an Off Track Window in Your Vehicle? Here's What to Do

    Car windows

    Automotive windows are one of those things that you take for granted, until something goes wrong. One of the more irritating issues a window can develop, is dislocating from its track while attempting to roll it up or down. Why does this happen, and how do you fix it? At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL, we’ve got answers to your questions and solutions to your problems.

  • How Does Your AC Work?

    air conditioning panel on vehicle

    When you get in your car, truck, SUV, or minivan to drive and the A/C does not work what could be wrong? Here at T&A Truck Specialist, Inc, we have some simple answers to help you understand how your vehicle A/C system works. The first question we are asked is "Why isn't my air conditioner blowing cold air?" Let's talk about what could be happening. 

  • How is the Air Quality in Your Vehicle?

    technician holding a clean and dirty air filter comparison in the front seat of a car

    When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

  • How To Rainproof Your Windshield

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    At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, we understand that safety and driving comfort are largely dependent on truck maintenance. Driving in the rain can be a hassle, especially if your vehicle isn’t prepared.

  • How Transmission Leaks are Detected

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    Transmission fluid leaks can often be a pain to track down. If you have a leaky transmission, T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL has some information for you on what you can expect. We’ve repaired countless leaky transmissions, and now we’re here to share some of our knowledge with you.

  • How Valve Adjustments Can Keep Your Vehicle Going

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    At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL, our main goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV always performing at its best. Valve adjustments are an integral aspect of that goal.

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