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The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Land O Lakes drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Land O Lakes. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift fo... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Land O Lakes

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Land O Lakes drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmissi... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Land O Lakes drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more ... Read More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes in Land O Lakes

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Land O Lakes drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in FL to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes in Land O Lakes

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Land O Lakes. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a bett... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Land O Lakes, FL: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is ... Read More

Land O Lakes Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Land O Lakes driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less for Land O Lakes residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of thi... Read More

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