Winter Tires

August 19, 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 Chicago 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 the... More

Saving Lives in Chicago with Tire Pressure

August 15, 2022

All new passenger vehicles on our Chicago, Illinois, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that yo... More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

August 9, 2022

Welcome to the Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Chicago conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire... More

All About Your TPMS in Chicago

August 7, 2022

Chicago drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Illinois auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many Chicago drivers to tell when a r... More

Helping Chicago Drivers Get the Right Tires

August 5, 2022

Every Chicago 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 tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is en... More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Chicago Ride

August 2, 2022

It seems like everywhere you go in the Chicago 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 do... More

Talk to Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

August 1, 2022

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

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

July 26, 2022

Chicago 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... More

Shake It up in Chicago!: Why Wheel Balancing

July 25, 2022

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... More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Advice on Buying New Tires

July 11, 2022

Today's tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Chicago 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.Chicago off-roaders should be excited about the options ava... More