Car Care Tips

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Land O Lakes Automobiles

Land O Lakes drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Land O Lakes, FL, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels a... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Land O Lakes drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other obj... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Land O Lakes and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect... Read More

What Land O Lakes Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes for our Land O Lakes customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Land O Lakes area customers. Even though we try to b... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Land O Lakes drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake syst... Read More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes: Viva la Difference

Every vehicle on FL roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle.  But most Land O Lakes residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travel... Read More

Defensive Driving in Land O Lakes, FL

  There was a man in the Land O Lakes area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local FL highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Land O Lakes

Let's talk about something critical for all Land O Lakes drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub ke... Read More

Under Pressure in Land O Lakes: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Land O Lakes, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light ... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Land O Lakes?

All Land O Lakes drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Land O Lakes.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about other... Read More

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