Car Care Tips

Smart Lockport Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate... Read More

Helping Lockport Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Lockport vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in.... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle. It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

The Byte Stuff (Your Vehicle's Computers)

Nobody has to tell you that computers are a part of so many things in our lives. Smartphones, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, televisions. You name it—it has a computer in it. And your vehicle is no exception.The earliest cars relied on the technology of their time, and there was no such... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Lockport drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Lockport. You started out in a lower gear and sh... Read More

Rear Window—Not the Movie! (Why Some Rear Windows Don't Go All the Way Down)

Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks. But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious. Why don't the rear windows in the second row of many of these vehicles go... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Most Lockport folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Lockport market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from s... Read More

Keep Your Lockport Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Lockport - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every blo... Read More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Lockport, Illinois, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Lockpo... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical sy... Read More

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