Winter Tires

August 20, 2022

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Frankfort driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Illinois, winter tires differed from highway tires only in t... More

Under Pressure in Frankfort: TPMS

August 8, 2022

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Frankfort, 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. Some... More

Tire Tread Depth for Frankfort, Illinois Drivers

July 24, 2022

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 consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Tw... More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

July 20, 2022

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Frankfort 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... More

Below 45 Degrees in Frankfort: Consider Winter Tires

May 16, 2021

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 Frankfort drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. Illinois drivers ran out a... More

Frankfort Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

December 20, 2020

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Frankfort 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 sign... More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Frankfort Ride

April 12, 2020

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

Getting New Tires in Frankfort?

March 15, 2020

There are so many tire choices in the Frankfort area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Frankfort area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your f... More

Tire Replacement: What Frankfort Drivers Need to Know

March 1, 2020

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.L... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: Tire Replacement Overview

December 1, 2019

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Frankfort 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... More