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Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Elgin 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

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Elgin

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Elgin area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas t... Read More

All About Your TPMS in Elgin

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.It's hard for many Elgin drivers to tell when ... Read More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

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 a tire for you.The same is true about wheels.... Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

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 do their very job while you drive around Elgin,... 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

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 pressure, your vehicle tires are considered s... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Elgin

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 cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, p... Read More

The Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin 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 Elgin 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

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