New Tuffy Tire and Auto Service Center Opens in Haines City, Florida

‘Heart of Florida’ gets new neighborhood mechanic

Toledo, OH, September 24, 2009 --( Tuffy sets official grand opening for September 22, 2009.

The new Tuffy store, locally owned and operated by Frank Virzi and Lou Virzi, is located at 35560 US Highway 27, next to the Haines City Police Department. Shop hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

To celebrate the store’s grand opening, Tuffy is offering special discounts and incentives including an Oil Change with a Free Tire Rotation for $16.95. Appointments for this service are recommended.

Also, customers who sign up for a Tuffy Preferred Card will receive 90 Days-No Interest Financing and free roadside assistance for up to one year. For a limited time, Tuffy is offering 10% off any service performed when a customer fills out a Tuffy Preferred Card Application. Be sure to contact the store by phone at 863-422-1110 for more details.

Today’s consumers shop for more than price; they want service and quality too. Tuffy delivers all three! Tuffy technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, and in addition to oil changes and tire rotations, Tuffy offers a complete list of full service automotive care for all makes and models, both foreign and domestic, including air conditioning repair, tire repair and replacement, general vehicle maintenance, brakes, exhaust, shocks and struts, heating and cooling, and starting and charging. At Tuffy, brake and exhaust inspections are always free.

Tuffy is one of the largest full-service automotive repair franchises in the country. Headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Tuffy Associates Corp. operates and franchises over 235 Tuffy Tire and Auto Service Centers in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Barry Unrast at 419/865-6900 or email at

Tuffy Associates Corp.
Jessica Miller