Car Care Tips

February 2016

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Plainfield, Illinois

Plainfield auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Plainfield, Illinois are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take ... Read More

Plainfield Illinois Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

When winter approaches in Illinois, Plainfield residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Plainfield area winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Plainfield residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You... Read More

Odometer Rollback On Your Plainfield, Illinois Vehicle

How do Plainfield know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage.To have your odometer checked in Plainfi... Read More

Talk To Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield About New Shoes For Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. Custom wheels are one way that Plainfield folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors need to be considered, including cost, the fit of... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles In Plainfield Illinois

The median age for cars in the Plainfield, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Plainfield area, bring it in for high-mi... Read More

Under Pressure in Plainfield: TPMS

Your browser does not support the video tag. Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Plainfield, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 mo... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Plainfield drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one ... Read More

Differential Service in Plainfield, Illinois - What You Need to Know

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Plainfield, Illinois, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differ... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Plainfield?

Your browser does not support the video tag. There is a clear and vocal demand in Plainfield and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on ... Read More

The Importance Of Plainfield Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Plainfield with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. Ho... Read More

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