Car Care Tips

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Lockport

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll hav... Read More

Lockport, Illinois Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

When winter approaches in Illinois, Lockport residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Illinois winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Lockport residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Lockport drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Lockport drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehic... Read More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Illinois was heading to work on a hot July day and not... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  Hey Lockport area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Illinois streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Lockport area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seco... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most Lockport auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Lockport drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Tir... Read More

How Does Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Know What to Recommend?

When you drop your vehicle off at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First... Read More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on Lockport roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Illinois. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. ... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Lockport Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Lockport drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even ca... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Lockport. The timing belt’s important job... Read More

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