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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

Lockport Customer Detective Work

Video: One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Illinois are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for ... Read More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Lockport Car Owners

Video: A generation ago, Lockport drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Lockport shop every year or two for repairs se... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Video: Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by ge... Read More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

Video: Why are wheel bearings for Lockport vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive ar... Read More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Lockport Drivers

Video: Hello, Lockport residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Lockport auto owners don't need to filter their f... Read More

Easy Miles – Do Lockport Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Video: Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more at a constant rate ... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Video: Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Lockport drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive mainte... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Lockport

Video: Safety should always be an element of your car care. So even if you don't care about how your car looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Lockport drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

Video: When Lockport drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get, and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control, and anti-lock brake system... Read More

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