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All About Your TPMS in Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag. Elgin drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Illinois auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.... Read More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Your browser does not support the video tag. Some of us Elgin drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Illinois, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is... Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Your browser does not support the video tag. Why are wheel bearings for Elgin vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can d... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Elgin 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 systems.If ... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Elgin 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

Elgin 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 Elgin on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag. With the recent focus in the Elgin area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Elgin drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not ... Read More

The Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Guide to Tire Specs

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 Elgin service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Advice on Buying New Tires

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Elgin driver's style, habits and driving conditions.Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Illinois seasons.Elgin of... Read More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag. A lot of people get custom wheels in Elgin. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. Y... Read More

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