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Talk to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Custom wheels are one way that Frankfort folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be co... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Frankfort

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Frankfort can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of ... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Frankfort

Some Frankfort drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Frankfort, you should be aware of safety issues, Illinois towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for ... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Frankfort

With the recent focus in the Frankfort area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Frankfort drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to sav... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every sing... Read More

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 ... 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

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