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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Rotor Problems

Video: The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Lockport.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in les... Read More

The Edible Engine

Video: You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents.  After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire.  They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Lockport

Video: There’s not much Lockport drivers can do about the price of gas in 
Illinois, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Lockport Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Lockport area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn'... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Lockport, Illinois, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. ... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Lockport

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. With the recent focus in the Lockport area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Lockport drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they'r... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Lockport

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. As Lockport consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Illinois, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our p... Read More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injector... Read More

Keeping Your Lockport Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Lockport house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the pass... Read More

Timing Belt

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 e... Read More

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