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How Much is Enough for Land O Lakes Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Land O Lakes drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that "bald" tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintena... Read More

Land O Lakes Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Land O Lakes on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are consi... 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

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 tr... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to m... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Land O Lakes, FL Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread de... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes in Land O Lakes

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Land O Lakes drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, ... Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings for Land O Lakes vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while yo... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Land O Lakes drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it i... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Land O Lakes

Many Land O Lakes drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Land O Lakes area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Land O Lakes driv... Read More

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