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Keep Your Frankfort Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Video: Hey Frankfort - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very im... Read More

Gas Savings in Frankfort: Sharpen Your Pencil

Video: High gas prices in Frankfort increase the cost of living for Illinois drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Frankfort vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled ... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort?

Video: Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Frankfort drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Illinois who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awar... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Video: Ask any Frankfort man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his ca... Read More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Frankfort?

Video:   Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Frankfort?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Illinois – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. N... Read More

The Importance of Frankfort Drivers Following Service Intervals

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

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

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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