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...
Posted in Service Standards
on August 18, 2019
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...
Posted in Suspension
on August 11, 2019
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...
Posted in Wheel Bearings
on August 04, 2019
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...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 28, 2019
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...
Posted in Steering
on July 21, 2019
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...
Posted in Suspension
on July 14, 2019
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 ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on July 07, 2019
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...
Posted in Diagnostics
on June 30, 2019
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...
Posted in Monitoring System
on June 23, 2019
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 ...
Posted in Timing Belt
on June 16, 2019