Car Care Tips

July 2018

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

Your browser does not support the video tag. When Plainfield drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Plainfield drivers don't thi... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Your browser does not support the video tag. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield we get a lot of Plainfield drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's im... Read More

Tracking True in Illinois: Wheel Alignment in Plainfield

Your browser does not support the video tag. The biggest issue for Plainfield area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it take... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Your browser does not support the video tag. The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

Good vehicle care for us Plainfield residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diffe... Read More

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