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

August 29, 2021

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine a... More

Trickle Down Technology

August 22, 2021

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More

NOT JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER (Finding the Right Service Facility)

August 15, 2021

You might remember a hit TV sitcom that was set in a bar, a place where "everybody knows your name." The idea, of course, is people feel more comfortable where they aren't just another customer among many; they're special because their relationship goes back a few years. That comfortable relat... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

August 8, 2021

The price of gas in Illinois has got people in Frankfort talking. It seems that Frankfort folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fu... More

Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)

August 1, 2021

You may have noticed your vehicle going through lean times. By that, we mean it's literally leaning to one side. When you notice that, you should get it checked out at your service facility soon because you could have a serious problem. Many things can cause a vehicle to lean. You may have pro... More