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Picking the Right Tires in Loves Park

Your browser does not support the video tag. Shopping for tires in Loves Park can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for differe... Read More

Shake It up in Loves Park!: 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 wa... Read More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Loves Park

Your browser does not support the video tag. Do you like to shop for shoes in Loves Park?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at ... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Rockford

Your browser does not support the video tag. When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Loves Park 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 s... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Loves Park 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 syste... Read More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Your browser does not support the video tag. Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Chicago area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of l... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Loves Park Drivers Need to Know

Your browser does not support the video tag. Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then... Read More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Loves Park

Your browser does not support the video tag. A lot of people get custom wheels in Loves Park . 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 bu... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Your browser does not support the video tag. Loves Park 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 a f... Read More

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