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Aurora Tire Repair

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... 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

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

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