Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

February 14, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Cooling System Components

January 3, 2021

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Frankfort auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Illinois.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system us... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

April 19, 2020

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

February 16, 2020

Frankfort residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Illinois temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it h... More

Water Pump

August 26, 2018

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 t... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Frankfort, Illinois

August 19, 2018

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 as... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

May 23, 2018

Anyone who drives a car in Frankfort knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire eng... More

Cool Running in Frankfort

January 30, 2018

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yo... More

Smart Frankfort Drivers Protect Against Overheating

January 16, 2017

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Frankfort drive... More

Keep Your Cool In Frankfort

February 3, 2016

/> Frankfort drivers rely on their car's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your SUV engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where its cooled by air flowing over the radiator. Fro... More