Tuffy Bradenton Auto Repair

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    Tuffy Tire & Auto Service is committed to treating our customers with honesty, respect and professionalism. Our philosophy is to provide quality parts and service at an exceptional value. We recognize that satisfied customers are the foundation of our business and that our future success is determined by how well we exceed our customer's expectations today!

    Done Right. Period.

    That's how we do things at Tuffy® Tire & Auto Service Center. That's why only Tuffy offers a 2-year/24,000-mile guarantee on parts and labor you can take to any store. Plus, we offer a courtesy inspection with every Tuffy purchase. It covers tires, brakes, fluids, exhaust system, battery, belts and more. With every purchase, we even give you 12 free months of roadside assistance, too. We call it ToYourRESCUE®. Our work will be DONE RIGHT. PERIOD. Or we'll fix it for free. Now that's what you call Tuffy totally having your back.

    We provide quality auto repair services.

    Our full service tire and auto service centers service all makes and models, foreign and domestic, cars and trucks. Our highly qualified technicians specialize in providing quality auto repair services including: brake repair, fluid service, suspension service, engine service, exhaust repair, oil changes, air conditioning repair, wheel alignments, preventative maintenance and much more.

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    Save time and schedule an appointment with us online. Complete the simple form and we'll contact you via email to confirm the day and time of your appointment.

    Call Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center today and let us exceed your automotive repair expectations!

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    “I highly recommend Tuffys. Customer service is excellent. Hard to find that these days. They are professional, honest and pleasant. ”

    Joyce Ahearn

    Dec 07, 2021 – Lakewood Ranch, FL


    Angela Meadors

    Aug 04, 2021 – Bradenton , FL

    “I've been a customer of this Tuffy garage for over 12 years (both locations). Darren has serviced at least 8 of my cars or those of my family. I can't believe how honest they are and what great work they do. Keep up the good work!”

    frank besio

    Jul 06, 2021 – sarasota, FL

    “Thank you Tuffy's and your team. I had a rear differential go out and was towed here. Excellent customer service, going out of the way to find me correct used parts to fix the car. Constant updates on progress. Thanks Jason, (hope that is right!!) And your team of techs, super job!!!”

    Jim Cate

    Jun 27, 2021 – , FL

    “Great Customer service, the staff and Jason were very friendly, courteous and professional. I highly recommend Tuffy for any car concerns. ”

    David Kirk

    Mar 18, 2021 – Bradenton , FL

    “GREAT location!!”

    Krista Smith

    Jan 28, 2021 – Clearwater, FL

    “I moved to Florida 17 years ago. I always went to the dealer for car work. Until I went to Tuffy for the first time. After dealing with Tuffy, I never went back to the dealer. No, upsell, no BS: just great service, honest estimates, and excellent work. Now I take both our cars there for service and repairs.”

    Antaeus B

    Jan 06, 2021 – Bradenton, FL

    “Great service by great people.”

    John Mays

    Jan 05, 2021 – Bradenton, FL

    “Our experiences with Tuffy’s have been very good. They provide honest assessments and repairs without trying to up self unnecessary work. Finding an honest and reliable auto shop is invaluable. Since moving here 3 years ago, we tried one other shop before Tuffy’s, and I could not trust their diagnoses and their prices were ridiculous. To be honest, for larger jobs I do check dealer prices. Tuffy’s was way less expensive on one and a little higher on another. Bottom line is I will always go to Tuffy’s first. The people are nice too.”

    Phillip B

    Dec 01, 2020 – Bradenton , FL

    “I have been a customer for many years (over 12). In that time I have brought all my cars to them for maintenance and repair. I almost never bring my cars to the dealership for this service. This is the most honest and dependable shop in an industry not known for these values. ”


    Nov 03, 2020 – sarasota, FL

    “After moving from Charlotte, NC in 2013, I was looking for a shop I could trust. I was a Service Advisor for a major dealership previously so I know a good bit about cars and repair. I found Tuffy's in Bradenton to be wonderful. In all these years I've yet to have a bad experience and I will continue to bring my vehicles here when it's something I cannot fix myself.”

    Brian H

    Oct 20, 2020 – Ellenton, FL

    “Brought my car in with a screw in the tire. Asked if it could be determined if it went thru and they immediately came out and together we determined it needed to be patched. They got the car on the lift within 10 minutes and performed the patch work. No gimmicks just straight forward diagnosis and repair at quoted price. Good first experience with them as I'm new in the area. ”

    Fred I

    Sep 29, 2020 – Lakewood Ranch, FL

    “Thanks so much for your excellent service, honesty and integrity! All of your employees are wonderful to deal with. They take the time to explain everything. Having a trusted mechanic is priceless!”

    Darla S

    May 28, 2020 – Lakewood Ranch, FL

    “Darren & Karen run a top notch auto repair center! My wife's Prius is running like since Tuffy replaced the spark plugs and did the appropriate diagnostics! Try Tuffy Bradenton for your next service. You won't be disappointed. ”

    Pete M

    Feb 08, 2020 – Lakewood Ranch, FL

    “The service we received at Tuffy in Bradenton, Fl was outstanding, 5 Star! We will return for additional service and we recommend this shop to any friend who needs help. The expertise that Jayson Warren has on Honda autos was paramount regarding our Accord. He was able to identify the problem and repair it in short order. Well done Jayson.”

    Penny K

    Jul 31, 2019 – Bradenton, FL

    “Always receive great service. Staff are very knowlegeble and give great recommendations and will not sell you on services/repairs you do not need!”

    Peter D

    Jul 30, 2019 – Lakewood Ranch, FL

    “My husband and I have used Tuffy for service for over 20 years. Our car is over 18 years old. In additional to oil changes and service in the year since he died, I have been there three times. They helped me with a problem with the rear view mirror, they opened my stuck gas tank and today they changed my license plate. Never a charge for this. Thank you Tuffy. I hope that I an around for another twenty.”

    Diane Draper

    Jun 19, 2019 – Bradenton, FL

    “ They are very honest people and all people there. Are nice. And they take pride what they do and do not take advantage of you”

    Frank gauci Gauci

    Apr 02, 2019 – Bradenton, FL

    “They are very professional and polite. They have coupons and good prices.”

    Thomas E

    Jan 16, 2019 – Bradenton, FL

    “Great service and friendly team!”

    Dustin Andersen

    Jan 01, 2019 – Lakewood Ranch, FL

    “Very trustworthy. Have had my brakes checked there twice. The first time I needed two new brake pads, but the other brakes were fine. Went back to have them check again a few months later and they were still OK. Didn't charge me anything the second time. I highly recommend them. Many places would have told me I needed new pads and/or rotors, but these guys are truly honest and reliable. ”

    Steve E

    Oct 28, 2018 – Sarasota, FL

    “I have always loved and trusted this car repair company. I have lived in Bradenton since 2002 and I take my Tahoe to Tuffy's only, for all my service work. I have total faith in this company. The staff and owner make you feel part of the family and that they are caring for your car needs as if you were family. Thank you Tuffy's for the awesome job you just finished last night. Quite happy to have AC again.”

    Kitty B

    Oct 11, 2018 – Bradenton, FL

    “I called with what I thought was a transmission problem. I explained what was wrong and they told me to bring my car in and they would take a look. Without an appointment, they test drove my car and checked the mounts and couldn't find anything wrong. It took about 20 minutes. Very nice people and they didn't charge me for their time. I will be taking my business there going forward. ”

    Scott Carboni

    Aug 24, 2018 – BRADENTON, FL

    “Have been taking my vehicles to Tuffy for over 8 years! Honest service, great work, highly recommend! Thanks for great service!”

    Jennifer H

    Jul 29, 2018 – Bradenton, FL

    “Took my car in to have brake pads replaced and rotors turned. I had just changed my tires and as the brakes had 35K miles on them I figured I would have brakes done also. Got a call from the shop and they told me I didn't need to do work. (about $300 worth) They could have just as easily changed brakes and I would have been none the wiser. GREAT doing business with honest people. I will go no where else in the future.”

    tom b

    Jul 28, 2018 – sarasota, FL

    “I just want to thank Jason Warren for his kind jestures of helping me and my girlfriend. Whe my car was towed to their facility Jason took us to a restaurant as my girlfriend has diabetes and it was starting to have an affect on her. He then came and picked us up and took us back to the shop. My car was not repairable. so Jason offered info to us so we could make a decision on what to do. He the took us to a Subaru dealer and we got a new car to lease. Jason, thank you for every thing you did for us. ”

    tom H

    Jun 24, 2018 – port st lucie, FL

    “They doa great job. Always very nice. Very honest.”

    Gayle T

    May 23, 2018 – Bradenton , FL

    “Always excellent service over 8 years. They take great care of my vehicles. ”

    Domenic B

    Feb 15, 2018 – Sarasota, FL

    “These guys always treat me with exceptional service, and only 25 and usually if you go someplace being the showing will take a vantage of you. But I’ve been going to this exact store for so many years and they always take good care of me and they talk to me and make me feel welcome to. Best thing that I’ve ever seen at a dealership. Will not be losing my business”

    Whitney W

    Feb 10, 2018 – Lakewood Ranch, FL

    “This was my first time here. I was very impressed! I loved the fact I could make an appointment. The waiting room was terrific - they offered coffee and tea and water and snacks as well as reading materials, TV and wifi! In addition, the service was quick and excellent. I will definitely be coming back!”


    Jan 18, 2018 – K, FL

    “Love this Tuffy's and Darrell and all the guys working there! Easy to get an appointment, they're thorough and efficient and their fixes stay fixed! The new shop is clean and spacious, and the waiting room is super-comfortable. You can't find better car care than this place! ”

    Irma S

    Nov 29, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “Came in for brake repair had me fixed and going again in a couple of hours good job ”

    John C

    Nov 18, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “I have been to a lot of Auto repair shops in my short life, but I have not been to one that is as honest and trustworthy as Darren and his staff. I would put Darren and his staff up against any shop.”


    Nov 15, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “Received timely, professional service when my car broke down while on the road visiting relatives. Mechanic was thorough in terms of discussing what repairs were needed, making sure to keep me fully informed before doing the needed work.Not cheap, but cheaper than dealers' rates. Overall, quite satisfied.”

    Robert O

    Nov 09, 2017 – Bakersville, FL

    “Been going for over a year now after my dad recommended me. They’re trustworthy mechanics that do a great job and get things done quickly. They never try to pressure you into getting unnecessary things done. Super friendly staff! ”

    Elisa V

    Nov 03, 2017 – Parrish , FL

    “I would not take my car anywhere else. Very honest and do an outstanding job.”

    Ed P

    Oct 27, 2017 – Bradento, FL

    “Efficient, did not have to wait too long for service. Pleasant staff. ”

    Mary Williams

    Oct 08, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “Been going there for years. They are so nice, honest and trust worthy. I highly recommend them”

    Gayle T

    Sep 22, 2017 – Bradenton , FL

    “Excellent service. ”

    Patty M

    Jul 29, 2017 – Sarasota, FL


    GEORGE z

    Jul 09, 2017 – , FL

    “I've been a customer for 8years and find Tuffy's to be fast, reliable, economical. ”

    Dave M

    Jul 04, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “I been going to your store since 2004. You do all of my mechanical work with the exception of recalls from the factory. I have complete trust that you will do what is best for me and my car. Wouldn't go elsewhere!!!”

    Rick T

    May 17, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “Darren and his team always on point - service that I have trusted for 10 years”

    Mark C

    Apr 20, 2017 – Lakewood ranch, FL

    “I had an oil change and tire rotation done. I was in and out in less than 1 hour. The only thing I don't like is how they do tire rotation. They don't perform the recommended method of crossing the tires over from one side to the other nor do they rotate the spare in the mix.”

    Larry M

    Apr 01, 2017 – Sarasota, FL

    “Always experienced excellent courteous and knowledgeable service over a 4 year period,, especially as I drive a different car (2003 X-Type Jaguar). Their advice has been helpful and their prices reasonable (and car runs well).”

    Bryan H

    Mar 31, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “I have been taking my Ford Ranger pickup to Tuffy Bradenton always with positive results for the past five years. Tuffy provides an estimate up front, completes the work quickly and does not disappoint. I highly recommend them. ”

    Gary M

    Mar 30, 2017 – Lakewood Ranch, FL

    “Always satisified with the work ,punctuality.and the courtesy and professionalism”

    jack m

    Mar 15, 2017 – bradenton, FL

    “I am always satisfied with Tuffy's great service and always willing to help when you are stuck. ”

    Lianne H

    Feb 12, 2017 – Ellenton, FL

    “very good, I asked them to check something for me and tell me whats wrong, my windshield wiper well, and they did, no pressure, just gave me a quote, very nice people.. ”

    Debra R

    Feb 04, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “Outstanding friendly service. Using Tuffy for over 8 years. Very satisfied.”

    Domenic B

    Jan 22, 2017 – Sarasota, FL

    “Took in my 2011 Sante Fe for a 75,000 mi service. Lots to do, brakes, plugs, oil change and filter, transmission fluid and filter, etc. Needed new brake rotors. Called me to tell me the rotors couldn't be turned but if I could leave the car overnight they could get rotors from a different vendor and save me serious money. Darrin, Phil and all the guys are just terrific. They do all the mechanical work properly the first time and never try to sell me anything I don't need. I been using them for over 12 years and wouldn't take my vehicle anywhere else.”

    Rick D

    Jan 18, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “I trust them totally and will only take my car to them for service. ”

    Sharon S

    Jan 04, 2017 – Bradenton, FL

    “Jason and Darren are wonderful. I trust them to do what they feel My car needs. everyone I have met a the facility is very very nice. I recommend them any time I know someone needs an auto repair.”

    Gayle Taylor

    Dec 30, 2016 – Bradenton, FL

    “Everyone I have met there is wonderful and I know when I drop my car for service it is going to be done correctly and I never feel I am being taken advantage of and I over heard a conversation by Jason with a client and I was very impressed with his advice to the person and both he and Darren are wonderful.”

    Gayle Taylor

    Dec 26, 2016 – Bradenton, FL

    “Tuffy's put alot of effort and time into working with me on a brake issue. I appreciate all the time they took to correct my problem!”

    Connie P

    May 05, 2014 – Sarasota, FL

    “Tuffy Auto on SR 70 was been such a great place for me to take my car to. Since day one they took the time to explained repairs my vehicle needed and help me prioritize repairs and not overwhelmed me with the much needed repairs and maintenance services my vehicle needed. Thank you Tuffy for keeping my car going! ”

    Valerie R

    Apr 19, 2014 – Bradenton , FL

    “Whenever we take our cars in for service we know they will be worked on by friendly and honest people. When going for an oil change they don't try to find ten other repairs to charge you for.”

    John & Pamela M

    Apr 08, 2013 – Bradenton, FL

    “I had another great experience at Tuffy. They are very professional and speedy. Our family has used Tuffy for two years now, and we tell all our friends and family about them...You can't go wrong with Tuffy. ”

    Ken M

    Apr 08, 2013 – Bradenton, FL

    “I always use this Tuffy center, they are very friendly and devoted people. I feel like they take care of me as if I were part of their family. I highly recommend them to anybody and everybody!”

    Bernadette R

    Apr 08, 2013 – Bradenton, FL

    “When I first moved to the area from the east coast, I asked my felow employees where to take my car for honest and trustworthy service. I was told that Tuffy was the place. I have been bringing my car to tuffy Auto Service for 7 years and have always been very pleased with the service, honesty and professionalism. I wouldn't take my car any place else.”

    Eleen C

    Apr 08, 2013 – Bradenton, FL

    “When I first moved to the area from the east coast, I asked my fellow employees where to take my car for honest and trustworthy service. I was told that tuffy was the place. I have been bringing my car to Tuffy Auto Service for 7 years and have always been very pleased with the service, honesty and professionalism. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else. ”

    Eileen C

    Mar 25, 2013 – Bradenton, FL

    “Now that you have tried the rest,you should try the best.Daren and his Employees are not just the best repairmen in the area, but they treat everyone like family.They really make your experience at a vehicle repair shop very pleasant.Tuffy's is the best.”

    Jerome P.

    Jan 03, 2013 – Bradenton, FL

    “The entire staff are reliable, dependable, fair and willing to help get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Wouldn't go anywhere else. Happy customer since 2008.”

    Angie A

    Jul 19, 2012 – Bradenton, FL

    “Great Service! I am now a customer for life. Appreciate the honest and detail to service that I received. Thanks Tuffy. ”

    Dan S

    May 23, 2012 – Bradenton, FL

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