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Below 45 Degrees in Walled Lake: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Walled Lake drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Michigan drivers ran... Read More

Tuffy Walled Lake Car Care News and Information: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s 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 are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoulders ... Read More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Walled Lake

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. If you like having a closet full of sh... 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, us Walled Lake drivers 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 w... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Hey Detroit, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Michigan streets? How can you tell on your SUV? While there may be legal requirements for the Detroit area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates. 2/32 is the depth of the tire ... Read More

Talk To Tuffy Walled Lake About New Shoes For Your Vehicle

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

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel In Wixom

Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Wixom area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes mor... Read More

Detroit Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of Walled Lake car owners driving around on under-inflated tires. Admittedly, it’s hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your SUV t... Read More

Helping Walled Lake Drivers Get the Right Tires

Your browser does not support video Every Walled Lake 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. Summer ti... Read More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Some of us Walled Lake motorists just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. Walled Lake motorists live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive between Walled Lake and Detroit, where you want to go or the look you're after; there... Read More

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