Car Care Tips

The Right Automotive Fluids for Lockport Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Lockport drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even ca... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Lockport. The timing belt’s important job... Read More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn tha... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Lockport

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Lockport can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of u... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Guide to Tire Specs

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Lockport service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and... Read More

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

  Today at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Lockport area. So... Read More

Suspension Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport

During an inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts. Here's a quick rundown of suspension system components: There are the springs which hold the wei... Read More

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