Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

August 8, 2021

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

August 1, 2021

You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example... More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Lockport

July 25, 2021

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehic... More

Emergency! (Vehicle Emergency items)

July 18, 2021

"I never expected it could happen to me." Countless drivers have said that after they've had an emergency turn their lives upside down. So before that happens to you, let's thinking about planning ahead for an emergency with a few things you should keep in your vehicle. Road flares. If you've ev... More

Busted! Air Conditioning (Air Conditioning Maintenance)

July 11, 2021

Your vehicle's air conditioning is something you count on when the weather heats up. But there's bound to be a day when you turn it on and one of these things happens: Only warm air blows out Cold air starts blowing out but then it turns warm on its own It's not blowing air at all It blows smel... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

July 4, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport

June 27, 2021

Warm weather or cold, Lockport drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Lockport people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance ... More

Drive Defensively in Illinois

June 20, 2021

Car care is part of auto safety in Lockport. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Illinois roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surrounding... More

The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)

June 13, 2021

Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't. Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories. By the way, if your tempted to just leave your broken blinker broken, remember you can get a ticket for not using them, not to mention... More

Slipping into Fall (Driving with ABS Brakes)

June 6, 2021

As the weather changes over from hot to colder, drivers will have to deal with more slippery streets. And it's important to know how to drive with the brakes you have on your vehicle. In the 1970s, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) started to be installed on vehicles and they've been a game chang... More