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Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Plainfield Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Imagine you've left Plainfield and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and w... Read More

Fuel for Thought

Video: If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components.  They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part.  You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield in Plainfield

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard trans... Read More

Defensive Driving in Plainfield, Illinois

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag.   There was a man in the Plainfield area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Illinois highway situations. The fact of the ... Read More

A Cold Day in Plainfield – Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Plainfield drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Illinois highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Plainfield residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regula... Read More

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

Video: The primary job of the serpentine belt for Plainfield drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not co... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. When Plainfield drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Plainfield drivers don't thi... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield we get a lot of Plainfield drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's im... Read More

Tracking True in Illinois: Wheel Alignment in Plainfield

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The biggest issue for Plainfield area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it take... Read More

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