If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)

April 18, 2021

When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little. Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles t... More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

April 11, 2021

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... More

Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)

April 4, 2021

This may have happened to you. You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed! What a helpless feeling. You can't lock it; you can't leave it like it is. Or, let's say you head down to your vehicle to head out to work in the morning a... More

The Vivacious Vernal Vehicle (Preparing Vehicle for Spring)

March 28, 2021

Most of us look forward to spring because the days are longer, the weather's warmer and we can finally get our vehicles into warm weather mode. Here are a few things that will breathe fresh energy into anyone's car, SUV, truck or van. First thing is a good cleaning, especially underneath. If you... More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort Technician Training

March 21, 2021

Frankfort consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have ... More

Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

March 14, 2021

We've all seen drivers who do things thatlet's be frankreally irritate us. They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place. They really "T" us off. These are the bad drivers who fit their description to a "T." The Tailgater. You've seen this terr... More

What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

March 7, 2021

You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

February 28, 2021

Most Frankfort drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your veh... More

How Do You Save Gas in Frankfort, Illinois?

February 21, 2021

No one in Frankfort, Illinois, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Illinois fuel prices, however, have spurred Frankfort drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fu... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

February 14, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More