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By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Aurora 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, but it... Read More

Picking the Right Tires in Aurora

Shopping for tires in Aurora 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 summe... Read More

Aurora Tire Repair

Most Aurora 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 Aurora drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high Illinois gas prices, we've all heard about th... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Aurora: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Aurora drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Auror... Read More

Aurora, Illinois Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

When winter approaches in Illinois, Aurora residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Illinois winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Aurora residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehi... Read More

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

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 want. And for many Aurora drivers, that look inc... Read More

Helping Aurora Drivers Get the Right Tires

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 tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread... Read More

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

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 water out of the way. If it can't move the water,... 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

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