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The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin 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 Austin service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind wh... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Austin, Texas Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They c... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Austin: 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 Austin drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for "all-season" radials. Texas drivers ran out and b... Read More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Austin Ride

It seems like everywhere you go in the Austin area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Texas auto owners want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous. So where... Read More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Some of us Austin drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Texas, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. T... Read More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Austin drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Texas roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel th... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Austin, Texas

Everyone in Austin, Texas eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Austin, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories th... Read More

Under Pressure in Austin: TPMS

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Austin, 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 trucks. ... Read More

Austin Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Austin on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Austin Advice on Buying New Tires

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Austin 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 Texas seasons.Austin off-roaders should be excited about the options a... Read More

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