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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield): When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Video: Repair or Replace? That’s a question Joliet 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 should... Read More

Joliet, Illinois Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

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

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Video: Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Joliet 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 lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty im... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield): Tire Replacement Overview

Video: Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Joliet 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) of ... Read More

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) in Joliet

Video: Tires do a lot of work for Joliet drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Joliet. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With ... Read More

Joliet Tire Repair

Video: Most Joliet 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 Joliet drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high Illinois gas prices, we've all heard about the impor... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Video: Joliet 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 front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steeri... Read More

Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) Advice on Buying New Tires

Video: Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Joliet 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.Joliet off-roaders should be excited about the options avail... Read More

Shake It up in Joliet!: Why Wheel Balancing

Video: 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 way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... Read More

How Much is Enough for Joliet Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Video: Most Joliet drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the techn... Read More

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