Car Care Tips

Wishy-Washy in Frankfort

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... Read More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Frank... Read More

Steer Right in Frankfort

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Frankfort drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent ye... Read More

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

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Frankfort. The timing belt’s important jo... Read More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Modern vehicles in and around Frankfort run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Frankfort drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. ... Read More

All About Your TPMS in Frankfort

Frankfort drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Illinois auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many Frankfort drivers to ... Read More

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 radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like... 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 ... 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 flu... Read More

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