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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Frankfort drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more exp... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

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It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort

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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Frankfort. The timing belt’s important jo... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), w... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Frankfort

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to do wi... Read More

Frankfort Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Frankfort driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less for Frankfort residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is t... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort in Frankfort

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting ge... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Frankfort in Frankfort

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

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