Car Care Tips

Engine Hydration for Plainfield Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

Video: The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Video: Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

Video: All of us in Plainfield know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that yo... Read More

Transmission Care in Plainfield, Illinois

Video: Do you have any plans around Plainfield, Illinois, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler'... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so th... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield?

Video: Hello Plainfield - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, ... Read More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

Video: A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Plainfield drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers i... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield: Air Conditioning Inspection

Video: Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Plainfield require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also som... Read More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Plainfield Ride

Video:   It seems like everywhere you go in the Plainfield 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 wher... Read More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Video: Did you know that most of the cars driving around Plainfield, Illinois, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Plainfield area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact... Read More


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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
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