Car Care Tips

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Lockport drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehi... Read More

All About Your TPMS in Lockport

Lockport drivers know that under-inflated tires wear out more quickly. Under-inflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Illinois auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of under-inflated tires.It's hard for many Lockport drivers to tell w... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Lockport

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to do with th... Read More

What Lockport Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport for our Lockport customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.And we're always open to questions from our valued Lockport area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in o... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Air Conditioning – Common Problem

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Lockport. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Lockport drivers that visit Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockp... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Lockport Drivers

Do I keep my old car or buy a new one? It's a question most Lockport drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like t... Read More

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Lockport drivers don't always extend those... Read More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Lockport area residents may remember when the U.S. government's "Cash for Clunkers" program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Lockport drivers wan... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Lockport say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All th... Read More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive... Read More

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