Car Care Tips

Why People in Lockport Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

Video: A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Lockport, Illinois, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some o... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Lockport Autos

Video: If you are a driver in Lockport and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it d... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Video: Good vehicle care for us Lockport residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required differe... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Alignment Inspection

Video: Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Lockport drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport will inspect your tires for uneven... Read More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

Video: All Illinois pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Lockport automo... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Video: We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Lockport drivers wan... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport

Video: 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... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Lockport, Illinois

Video: Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Lockport, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe h... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Lockport

Video: When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Lockport drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Lockport, Illinois

Video: Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Illinois environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Lockport drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Lockp... Read More

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