Cold Weather Vehicle No-Nos (Items to Avoid Storing in a Freezing Vehicle)

October 24, 2021

It's always easier to leave a few things in your vehicle so you'll have them on hand. But in cold weather, while it's a good idea to carry items such as a phone charger, blanket and shovel, there are some things you shouldn't store in your vehicle. Medicines and drugs. Cold temperatures can af... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

October 17, 2021

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Frankfort drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Frankfort. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hill... More

Rear Window?Not the Movie! (Why Some Rear Windows Don't Go All the Way Down)

October 10, 2021

Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks. But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious. Why don't the rear windows in the second row of many of these vehicles go... More

The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)

October 3, 2021

Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation. But then again, it could be a sign that there's trouble brewing in one of your vehicle's systems. You can ... More

Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)

September 26, 2021

Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it. They're called ball joint boots. They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspension (called ball joints) from all the hazards the road can fling at them. If one of those ball joint boots... More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

September 19, 2021

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision. Should I get it fixed now, later or never? Air conditioning is one of those things. You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... More

See the Light (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)

September 12, 2021

It's happened to all of us. We're driving down a highway at night and over a crest appears a car with its high beams blazing. You are momentarily blinded, hoping the other driver will switch them to their low beam setting and restore your vision. Not only do we not appreciate being blinded, fac... More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

September 5, 2021

If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it. Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: Serpentine Belt Overview

August 29, 2021

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine a... More

Trickle Down Technology

August 22, 2021

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More