Fuel Injectors

August 23, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Frankfort with a carburetor rolled out of the Illinois dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Frankfort, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your eng... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

August 18, 2022

Frankfort residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium th... More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

August 6, 2022

Many Frankfort drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has h... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Illinois Driving

August 3, 2022

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Frankfort knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Frankfort area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartmen... More

Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Frankfort Drivers

July 28, 2022

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Frankfort auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; the... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

July 21, 2022

Most Frankfort auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Frankfort drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service ... More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Frankfort, Illinois

July 16, 2022

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Illinois environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Frankfort drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Fran... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Frankfort Drivers

July 11, 2022

Hello, Frankfort residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Frankfort auto owners don't need to filter their... More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Frankfort, Illinois

July 7, 2022

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Frankfort, Illinois, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Frankfort, Illinois, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge. T... More

Fuel Filter Service in Frankfort, Illinois

July 2, 2022

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... More