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What to Do in Case of an Accident in Lockport

Video: Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Lockport, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Lockport drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs... Read More

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

Video: A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Lockport people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Lockport motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commut... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Video: For those of you in Lockport, Illinois who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes ab... Read More

Arrive Alive in Lockport

Video: We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Lockport. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Illinois roads.The truth is that all of u... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Lockport

Video: Night driving in Lockport is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can'... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport?

Video: Hello Lockport - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, yo... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Video: Many Lockport car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air fi... Read More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Lockport, Illinois

Video: Every car in Lockport, Illinois, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Lockport, Illinois

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

What's up with Diesels in Lockport?

Video: Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American marke... Read More

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