Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Plainfield Vehicle

September 18, 2022

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Plainfield area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get t... More

In That Case? (Transfer Case Exchange)

September 11, 2022

Ever wonder how all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive vehicles get the power from the engine to the front and rear wheels? The magic happens in what's called a transfer case. In some all-wheel-drive vehicles, it's sometime called a power take-off unit, or PTU. Inside the transfer case is a set of gea... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Plainfield

September 4, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Plainfield area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Plainfield area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems ... More

Conventional or Synthetic? (Switching to Synthetic Oil)

September 4, 2022

If you keep up on technology trends, then you may be intrigued about synthetic motor oil. It was introduced in the 1960s when Mobil came up with it. Mobil's oil was different from conventional motor oil because it was first broken down to its basic molecules. Then, Mobil removed additional imp... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

September 3, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Plainfield driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service ... More

Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield in Plainfield

September 2, 2022

Plainfield area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Plainfield drivers can't al... More

Suspension Service in Plainfield at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

September 1, 2022

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Plainfield may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Plainfield. Its job is to keep your ... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield Radiator Service

August 31, 2022

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Plainfield, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engi... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

August 30, 2022

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield would like to give Plainfield drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becomi... More

Power Steering Service in Plainfield

August 29, 2022

Most Plainfield drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power ste... More