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Helping Lockport Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Lockport 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.... Read More

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

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Lockport 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 ... Read More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Lockport

A lot of people get custom wheels in Lockport. 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. You don't want that.Consulting your Tuffy T... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Lockport 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) o... Read More

Talk to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Custom wheels are one way that Lockport folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will hav... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Guide to Custom Wheels

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Lockport drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their e... Read More

Lockport, Illinois Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

When winter approaches in Illinois, Lockport 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 Lockport residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your ... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Hey Lockport area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Illinois streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Lockport area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-second... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport 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 Lockport 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 t... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Lockport

With the recent focus in the Lockport area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Lockport 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 ... Read More

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