Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

May 3, 2020

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

Bad Vibes

January 20, 2020

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

November 18, 2018

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Frankfort drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads an... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

July 23, 2018

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Frankfort area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indic... More

Hitting the Brakes in Frankfort

December 5, 2017

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Frankfort drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspecti... More

Hitting The Brakes In Frankfort

November 28, 2017

Hello Frankfort, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort Advice on What to Do After You Buy

October 11, 2017

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Frankfort drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Frankfort area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when ... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Frankfort, Illinois Vehicle

August 27, 2017

How do Frankfort drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checke... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Frankfort

July 31, 2017

Let's talk about something critical for all Frankfort drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: Rotor Problems

January 10, 2017

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Frankfort.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in le... More