There are a lot of drivers in Frankfort who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Illinois these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Frankfort folks don'...
Posted in Drive Train
on December 09, 2018
Frankfort residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in t...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 02, 2018
When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, you...
Posted in Fluids
on November 25, 2018
When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Frankfort drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads ...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on November 18, 2018
People near Frankfort, Illinois, often ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Frankfort, Illinois, service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frank...
Posted in Service Intervals
on November 11, 2018
A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Frankfort area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives.
Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Frankfort can conser...
Posted in Fuel System
on November 05, 2018
Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Frankfort. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Frankfort drivers that visit Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankf...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on October 29, 2018
During an inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort in Frankfort, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts.
Here's a quick rundown of suspension system components:
There are the springs which hold the weight o...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 22, 2018
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...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 14, 2018
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...
Posted in Transmission
on October 07, 2018