Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

October 24, 2017

When Lockport drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Lockport drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because sh... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

October 15, 2017

The team at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport, and Illinois car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Lockport drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should knowthat preventive maintenance will help... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Power Steering Service

October 8, 2017

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... More

Picking the Right Tires in Lockport

October 3, 2017

Shopping for tires in Lockport can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Lockport are looking for maximum summertime... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

September 29, 2017

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Lockport drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and... More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Lockport Automobiles

September 10, 2017

Lockport drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Lockport, Illinois, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are l... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

September 5, 2017

There's a lot of auto advice in Illinois right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to ... More

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

August 29, 2017

Bad air quality while you're driving around Lockport is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet.These filters clean the air in the passenge... More

Gas Savings in Lockport: Sharpen Your Pencil

August 20, 2017

High gas prices in Lockport increase the cost of living for Illinois drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Lockport vehicle owners to skimp in other areas like schedu... More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

August 17, 2017

Many Lockport drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.I... More