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Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Tampa 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... Read More

Tampa Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Tampa on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35... Read More

Helping Tampa Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Tampa vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Su... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Tampa, 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

Below 45 Degrees in Tampa: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Tampa drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for "all-season" radials. FL drivers ran out and bough... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) Guide to Tire Specs

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Tampa service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the ... Read More

Picking the Right Tires in Tampa

Shopping for tires in Tampa can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Tampa are looking for maximum summertime perfo... Read More

Talk to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Tampa (East Fletcher Ave) About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Custom wheels are one way that Tampa folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have t... Read More

Tampa Tire Repair

Most Tampa residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Tampa drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high FL gas prices, we've all heard about the import... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Tampa

With the recent focus in the Tampa area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Tampa 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 saving gas, p... Read More

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