Car Care Tips

December 2016

Tire Maintenance in Land O Lakes

With the recent focus in the Land O Lakes area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Land O Lakes drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to savi... Read More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes

A lot of us Land O Lakes drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for FL motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thous... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Land O Lakes

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Land O Lakes can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us j... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Land O Lakes vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute ... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes

Many Land O Lakes car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure – and these babies can co... Read More

Arrive Alive in Land O Lakes

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Land O Lakes. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on FL roads.The truth is that all of u... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Land O Lakes, FL

Land O Lakes auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Land O Lakes, FL are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take go... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes Alternator Replacement Service in Land O Lakes

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator. Driving around Land O Lakes is a lot of work for your alternator and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lan... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Land O Lakes drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch of tire... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics for Land O Lakes

All modern Land O Lakes vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Land O Lakes drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount, at the right time; to be mixed with air and bur... Read More

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