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What Plainfield Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield for our Plainfield customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Plainfield area customers. Even though we try to be proactive i... Read More

Breathe Free in Plainfield: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Plainfield drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the pass... Read More

When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road?  They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!). You have a wheel... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Plainfield, Illinois

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Illinois environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Plainfield dr... Read More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like.  You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them.  You have to constantly make steering adjustments.  Loose steering is slop... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Plainfield

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around ev... Read More

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

Most Plainfield 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 ... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield in Plainfield

When we Plainfield residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for hi... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Plainfield drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way fir... Read More

Plainfield Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Plainfield driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Plainfield residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of ... Read More

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