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Beware of Cheap Tires in Walled Lake

Do you like to shop for shoes in Walled Lake?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 qualit... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Walled Lake: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Walled Lake 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 sh... Read More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Walled Lake Ride

It seems like everywhere you go in the Walled Lake area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Michigan auto owners want smaller tires and w... Read More

Shake It up in Walled Lake!: Why Wheel Balancing

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 ... Read More

How Much is Enough for Walled Lake Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Walled Lake 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 maintenan... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Walled Lake: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Walled Lake

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Walled Lake 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 tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for ... Read More

Under Pressure in Walled Lake: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Walled Lake, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light tru... Read More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Detroit 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 war... Read More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Walled Lake

A lot of us Walled Lake drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Michigan motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels com... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Walled Lake 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... Read More

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