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Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort we've had a lot of Frankfort customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. A... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Frankfort, Illinois

The median age for cars in the Frankfort, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Frankfort area, bring it into Tuffy Tire & Auto ... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Frankfort people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Frankfort motorists had... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Illinois service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Frankfort drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might ... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Frankfort

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My fri... Read More

Training Received by Technicians in Frankfort, Illinois

When your vehicle breaks down in the Frankfort, Illinois, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with the problem fixed right the first time.We've b... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Frankfort service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates co... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Frankfort residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Frankfort drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenan... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Frank... Read More

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