When you get an oil change, it’s always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the vehicle manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we’re asked if we’d like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this ca...
Posted in Fluids
on December 31, 2014
There’s a reason we use the word "diagnose" when we talk about fixing cars in Frankfort. Figuring out what’s wrong with your SUV has a lot of similarities to figuring out what’s wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when som...
Posted in Diagnostics
on December 26, 2014
Many Frankfort drivers have found themselves in the following situation: they go to get their oil changed and their friendly Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort service professional recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 19, 2014
Wheel alignment is often overlooked by busy Mokena and Orland Park drivers until serious tire damage has been done. One wheel can be knocked out of alignment by hitting a curb or pothole on a Frankfort freeway or surface street. When a vehicle’s out of alignment, one or more of ...
Posted in Alignment
on December 12, 2014
Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Frankfort or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on December 03, 2014