Car Care Tips

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... Read More

Hey Frankfort Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Nowadays, Frankfort drivers are paying more at Illinois gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Illinois drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping th... Read More

Fuel for Thought

If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... Read More

Diesel Maintenance for Illinois

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Illinois friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that dies... Read More

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

Today at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Frankfort area. Some newer ve... Read More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

Hello Frankfort! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Illinois vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to... Read More

What Frankfort Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort for our Frankfort customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.And we're always open to questions from our valued Frankfort area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our T... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Frankfort drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace t... Read More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Frankfort

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My fri... Read More

Training Received by Technicians in Frankfort, Illinois

When your vehicle breaks down in the Frankfort, Illinois, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with the problem fixed right the first time.We've b... Read More

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