PCV Valve Replacement

August 22, 2022

Hello Frankfort, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil ha... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort in Frankfort

June 29, 2022

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Frankfort road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump ... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

January 16, 2020

Local Frankfort roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Frankfort w... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

February 24, 2019

Like everything in the Illinois automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Illinois drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Frankfort roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vis... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

September 9, 2018

Modern vehicles in and around Frankfort run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Frankfort drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This real... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort in Frankfort

February 19, 2018

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Timing Belt

July 25, 2017

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Frankfort Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

April 17, 2016

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Frankfort, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the cranksha... More

Serpentine Belt Service At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort In Frankfort

September 22, 2015

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Frankfort highway? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery;... More