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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Aurora drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the should... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

Your browser does not support the video tag. Many Aurora 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 Aurora area tire shops to get you the look you wa... Read More

Helping Aurora Drivers Get the Right Tires

Your browser does not support the video tag. Every Aurora 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. Summer tire... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Your browser does not support the video tag. Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Aurora conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Aurora 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 (3.2 mm) of ... Read More

Aurora Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Your browser does not support the video tag. Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Aurora on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds o... Read More

Shake It up in Aurora!: Why Wheel Balancing

Your browser does not support the video tag. Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire ... Read More

Saving Lives in Aurora with Tire Pressure

Your browser does not support the video tag. All new passenger vehicles on our Aurora, Illinois roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions abou... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Aurora, Illinois

Your browser does not support the video tag. Everyone in Aurora, Illinois eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Aurora, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group ... Read More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Aurora

Your browser does not support the video tag. Do you like to shop for shoes in Aurora?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the sam... Read More

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