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

Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

May 30, 2021

When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color. Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees. When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery they can be. We all know ice is slippery to drive on. What causes tires ... More

Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)

May 23, 2021

You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house. But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it. It goes into things like insurance, repairs and fuel. One good piece of news is that you can cut down the amount you spend on fuel if yo... More

Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)

May 16, 2021

Who thinks about their fuel gauge? You probably don't until it doesn't work any more. Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the road. Fuel gauges, like every other part in your vehicle, can fail. And when yours stops working, you will probably... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

May 9, 2021

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Lockport auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central ... More

The New Blade in Town

May 2, 2021

If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new designs that are worth a look. One of the latest is called the beam blade. It's different than conve... More

Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)

April 25, 2021

Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it. They're called ball joint boots. They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspension (called ball joints) from all the hazards the road can fling at them. If one of those ball joint boots... More

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport

April 18, 2021

With Lockport gas prices being what they are, many of us in Illinois are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Lockport area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Illi... More