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5900 53rd Ave
Bradenton, FL 34203
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Mon - Fri:7:30am to 6:00pm
Sat:8:00am to 4:00pm
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(941) 999-3421

Auto Repair Experience

  • Darren Gutzmann , Owner
  • Established 2002
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 105 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Tuffy Auto Service Center
  • Tuffy Auto Service Center
  • Tuffy Auto Service Center


This Tuffy Auto Service Center was established in 2002 and has been providing the local community with quality automotive repair ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features an experienced team that regularly attends the training necessary to keep current with the latest automotive technology. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, to tires and wheel alignment as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “honest”, “knowledgeable”, “professional”, and “helpful”. Local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Darren Gutzmann , Owner
  • Established 2002
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 105 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Rental Car
  • Shuttle
  • Store
  • Wireless Internet

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

We service all make and models, foreign and domestic, cars and trucks. We offer exceptional auto repair service, brake service, fluid service, transmission repair, suspension service, engine service, exhaust repair, and much more. We are conveniently located in Bradenton, FL and are also happy to service customers from the Bayshore Gardens, Palmetto and Samoset communities.

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Technical Ability

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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Customer Amenities

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Parts & Labor Warranty

This is the minimum warranty the shop offers on parts and labor for all repairs.


Overall Rating

24 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

December 17, 2014

They are efficient, kind, and reasonably priced.

Verified CustomerDecember 17, 2014

They did a good job fixing my car.

Verified CustomerDecember 16, 2014

They provide good service.

December 14, 2014

They are good. They do a good job.

December 13, 2014

I like their service.

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December 12, 2014

I have been going to them for years, they are reliable and very good to work with. They are very honest and they don't try to rip you off.

Verified CustomerDecember 10, 2014

They have taken good care of me for the past 20 years and they are very fair.

Verified CustomerDecember 09, 2014

They are very nice there and they do a good job at a pretty reasonable price. I enjoy their coupons for discount services. They are nice their customers. They seem to get the job done.

December 06, 2014

They are pretty good. They communicate with their customers very well in terms of service, they are straight forward about what work needs to be done and they do a very good job getting the work done quickly.

Verified CustomerDecember 04, 2014

They are very helpful no matter what the issue is they get the work done quickly and they are very cost effective.

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Verified CustomerDecember 03, 2014

I have been very satisfied with their services, they do all of the work that is needed and they don't do anymore work than what is needed.

December 03, 2014

They are very nice, they were expedient in getting the work done and I am very satisfied with their work.

December 03, 2014

They have excellent service there. They don't try to take advantage of you, they tell you exactly what is wrong and they are very quick and prompt with all of the work they do.

Verified CustomerDecember 02, 2014

I have always had good luck with them, and I feel that they are very honest.

December 01, 2014

They are always truthful, they explain the work that needs to be done they are prompt and they are always polite.

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Verified CustomerNovember 30, 2014

They told me exactly what was wrong with my car, they didn't overcharge me and they got the work done quickly.

November 29, 2014

They do nice work, they seem to be honest and they only do the work that needs to be done.

Verified CustomerNovember 29, 2014

They always treat me well.

Verified CustomerNovember 29, 2014

They told me that I needed work done that I didn't need done.

Verified CustomerNovember 06, 2014

I am so happy with Tuffy's. Their prices are good, and the mechanics are top-notch. Everything is done when they say it will be, and they often go the extra mile, such as throwing in an occasional freebie or giving me a ride home when repairs will take longer than an hour. Darren the franchise owner is a terrific guy and always helpful, as are the rest of the staff.

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Verified CustomerOctober 09, 2014

They are very knowledgeable and friendly. Their prices are very reasonable.

Verified CustomerOctober 01, 2014

Great service, very professional.

Verified CustomerSeptember 21, 2014

They always do a great job.

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