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

Air Conditioning Service in Plainfield

August 28, 2022

Hey Plainfield! Let's talk about one of our Illinois summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Plainfield drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from ti... More

Are There Blind Spots in Plainfield?

August 28, 2022

All Plainfield drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Plainfield.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin,... More

Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

August 27, 2022

Here is a questions for Plainfield drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passeng... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

August 26, 2022

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Plainfield, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield service advisor that y... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield in Plainfield

August 25, 2022

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Plainfield residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emi... More

Fuel Injectors

August 24, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Plainfield with a carburetor rolled out of the Illinois dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Plainfield, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your e... More

PCV Valve Replacement

August 23, 2022

Hello Plainfield, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil h... More