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Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Loves Park driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Illinois, winter tires differed from highway tires only in ... Read More

Tuffy Rockford Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the Tuffy Rockford automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Loves Park conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water o... Read More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Rockford

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Loves Park drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds o... Read More

Loves Park Tire Repair

Most Loves Park 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 Loves Park drivers it also has a financial ... Read More

All About Your TPMS in Loves Park

Loves Park 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 under... Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Why are wheel bearings for Loves Park vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Rockford post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do ... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Loves Park, Illinois Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They c... Read More

Helping Loves Park Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Loves Park 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 i... Read More

The Tuffy Rockford 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 Loves Park service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your min... Read More

Getting New Tires in Loves Park?

There are so many tire choices in the Loves Park area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Loves Park area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your... Read More

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