A Clean Start (Battery Cleaning)

October 29, 2023

You may be fanatical about keeping the outside of your vehicle clean. But what about what's under the hood? Have you ever thought about how dirt and grime may be affecting your engine's components? One of the most important parts under your hood to keep clean is your vehicle's battery. With a d... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

September 10, 2023

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Plainfield residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can ... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

April 9, 2023

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Take Charge! (Battery Testing)

November 13, 2022

OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted. Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up. During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take it easy. But it may surprise you to learn that hot weather can be much harder on a vehicle's battery than ... 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

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

July 24, 2022

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Plainfield, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you driv... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

July 18, 2022

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield service advisor will know the pr... More

Battery Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield in Plainfield

July 17, 2022

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Plainfield runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Plainfield are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batter... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

July 1, 2022

Modern vehicles in and around Plainfield run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Plainfield drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This re... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

May 8, 2022

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Plainfield residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology an... More