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Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:the radiatorthe radiator capthe hosesthe thermostatthe water pumpThe water pump's like t... Read More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Frankfort, Illinois

The cooling system keeps Illinois vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Frankfort. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Frankfort drivers as... Read More

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

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 Frankfort residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluid... Read More

Frankfort, Illinois Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

When winter approaches in Illinois, Frankfort residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Illinois winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Frankfort residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need you... Read More

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Frankfort area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indic... Read More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

Hello Frankfort! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace... Read More

Steering Clear in Frankfort

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort in Frankfort

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternat... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort for Better Performance

Hi Frankfort residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn ... Read More

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