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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

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

Video: Good vehicle care for us Plainfield residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diffe... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Plainfield folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Plainfield market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school.... Read More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The price of gas in Illinois has got people in Plainfield talking. It seems that Plainfield folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good... Read More

Plainfield Air Conditioning Service

Video: Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Plainfield, but not in your vehicle. When Plainfield residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more... Read More

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