The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy Guide to Tire Specs

April 25, 2021

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 Troy service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manager ... More

Helping Troy Drivers Get the Right Tires

March 14, 2021

Every Troy 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 engin... More

Saving Lives in Troy with Tire Pressure

February 14, 2021

All new passenger vehicles on our Troy, Michigan, 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 you s... More

Troy, Michigan Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

January 17, 2021

When winter approaches in Michigan, Troy residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Michigan winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Troy residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle ... More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

November 15, 2020

Why are wheel bearings for Troy vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around Troy, Michigan.... More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Troy

October 18, 2020

Do you like to shop for shoes in Troy?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 quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying tires?... More

How Much is Enough for Troy Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

September 20, 2020

Most Troy 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 maintenance, the technici... More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Troy: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy

July 5, 2020

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Troy 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 Troy drivers t... More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

May 25, 2020

Hey Troy area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Michigan streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Troy area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an inch is... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Troy: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

March 22, 2020

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Troy 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 shoulders... More