Car Care Tips

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

Video: 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 passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out com... Read More

Timing Belt

Video: 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 engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport

Video: Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Lockport drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but ... Read More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Video: Modern vehicles in and around Lockport run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Lockport drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really... Read More

Automotive Detective Work in Lockport

Video: There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Lockport. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when s... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Video: Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Lockport conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move th... Read More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Technician Training

Video: Lockport consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have m... Read More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Video: Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as... Read More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Video: When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alterna... Read More

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

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