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Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Frankfort

Video: Frankfort drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Frankfort area, but it does add quite a bi... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Frankfort Auto Owners

Video: Buying a new car in Frankfort is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Frankfort who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having sec... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Frankfort, Illinois

Video: Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Frankfort, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe ... Read More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Frankfort

Video: Do you like to shop for shoes in Frankfort?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when buying t... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

Video: When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Frankfort drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object... Read More

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

Video: 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 battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which c... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Video: Sometimes we hear people in Frankfort say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that compl... Read More

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

Video: 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 Frankfort, Illinois, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a different... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Video: If you've ever been driving around Frankfort and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Frankfort, Illinois

Video: Myths passed around our Frankfort, Illinois community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decede... Read More

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