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Columbus Day is a day that commemorates a time when the Americas were first discovered. Christopher Columbus is credited with discovering the New World, or the Americas. Just like Columbus came on a voyage to the Americas many of us go on voyages every day. From home to work, to school, to games, even to the grocery store, you travel everywhere in your car. When you get in your car, you can have confidence that it will take you where you need to go by getting your regular maintenance done at T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL.

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Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL, we are here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.  Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. Our team is equipped to make sure all of those parts are in working order, so you can be safe on the road ahead. 

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Performance chip installation is one of the perks of diesel truck ownership. At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL, our mechanics can professionally tune and install a chip for any application, whether you drive a Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or otherwise.

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There is a reason we check your brake fluid when you come in for a service check.  Maintenance pays big dividends and we want to avoid high repair costs for our Tampa drivers.  Did you know that brake service isn't just all about the brake pads, drums & rotors?  That we have found low brake fluid to be the cause of a large percentage of brake issues here at T&A Truck Specialist, Inc?  Seriously, brake fluid is an important part of your braking system and with your service intervals being less frequent on the newer vehicles 5,000-10,000 more miles this has become an issue!  Why?...

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Your turbocharger will work in essentially the same way, whether you drive a Powerstroke, Cummins, or Duramax diesel pickup. While there are differences in designs and applications, turbos haven’t changed all that much over the past century. Now that you know what one is made of, we’ll look at how it works.

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In the market for a new car, truck, or SUV? Used cars aren’t always what they seem; here’s some advice from T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa to make sure you get the used car of your dreams.

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Sometimes your car, truck, or SUV stops performing quite like it used to. At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, we can fix that. A simple but common issue on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission is shifter bushing issues. Your shifter has a bushing on the end of it, where it connects to the actual transmission. Its purpose is to provide tight, smooth shifting. 

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When a vehicle has trouble starting, many people initially blame the starter. What is the starter, and how do you know if yours has called it quits? At T&A Truck Specialist, Inc in Tampa, FL, we want to keep you informed, and telling you what to look for will prevent further damage when issues arise. The starter is essentially just an electric motor; a gear at the end of that electric motor engages the flywheel, which turns the engine over, allowing it to start. How do you know if yours is failing?

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