A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

September 25, 2022

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

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