Car Care Tips

August 2018

Defensive Driving in Plainfield, Illinois

Your browser does not support the video tag.   There was a man in the Plainfield area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Illinois highway situations. The fact of the ... Read More

A Cold Day in Plainfield – Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Plainfield drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Illinois highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Your browser does not support the video tag. Plainfield residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regula... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Plainfield drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not co... Read More

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