Strutting Your Stuff (Shocks and Struts)

June 16, 2024

Ever wonder how your vehicle is able to move over bumps, potholes and other irregularities in the road and you hardly feel a vibration in the cabin? Its your shocks and struts doing the hard work along with the rest of your suspension and tires. They keep the ride smooth and are important for yo... More

Clean Machine (Fuel and Air Induction Cleaning)

June 9, 2024

As your vehicle ages, its performance isnt quite what it used to be, but many of us never notice the change because its gradual. So here are a few questions to ask yourself. Does your vehicle feel like it doesnt have the pep that it used to? Have you noticed your fuel economy isnt quite as good... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport?

June 2, 2024

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Lockport drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Illinois who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awa... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

May 26, 2024

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

A New Battery in Lockport

May 19, 2024

Hello Lockport drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Lockport, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new bat... More

Heat and your Tires (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

May 12, 2024

With hotter weather and brutal heat waves becoming more common, the pressure in your vehicle's tires goes up. After all, heat causes air to expand, and the air in your tires follows the laws of physics. Overinflated tires can reduce your vehicle's traction, cause a hard, punishing ride and make ... More

Oil Times are a-Changin' (Oil Change Synthetic)

May 5, 2024

When it comes to oil changes, things are really changing. Most newer vehicles require synthetic oil, and while it costs more than conventional oil, it doesn't need to be changed as often. When conventional oil was the only game in town, you changed your oil every 3,000 miles/5,000 km. But as tec... More

Let's Clear Some Things Up (Headlight Restoration)

April 28, 2024

You know how exposing your skin to sunlight can cause sunburn and other unhealthy things. Sunlight can also create major problems for your headlights. After they've been exposed to ultraviolet light, acrylic headlights can yellow and fog due to oxidation. And when that happens, less light can ... More

Breathe New Life into Your Engine (MAF sensor replacement)

April 21, 2024

If youve noticed your vehicle is hard to start, stalling, or has lost power, the culprit may be a part with an odd name: the MAF sensor. You may have never even heard of a MAF sensor, but its important that it be working correctly, or you may be experiencing some fairly significant engine issues... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

April 14, 2024

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so t... More