Car Care Tips

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... Read More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Plainfield

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Plainfield automotive service and ... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Plainfield

There's a segment of the Plainfield area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get ... Read More

Change is Good (Oil Change)

You've heard that expression, change is good. When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine. But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here ar... Read More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Plainfield

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Plainfield, Illinois, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powere... Read More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news… anything but the sound of the vehicle itself.And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to... Read More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Plainfield Vehicle

Plainfield drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Illinois come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Plainfield area have these systems as we... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Plainfield Drivers

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Plainfield drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't ... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Plainfield auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to tu... Read More

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