Car Care Tips

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Automotive Tips: Alternator

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Lockport drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object.... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Lockport: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Lockport drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and exten... Read More

"Current" Affairs (Blown Fuses)

You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working.  There are no numbers on the display.  Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn't do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning.  Are the two problems somehow rela... Read More

Cool Running in Lockport

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engi... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport for Better Performance

Hi Lockport residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the en... Read More

When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road?  They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!). You have a wheel... Read More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Lockport

The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Lockport. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas t... Read More

Don't Stack the Mat

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... Read More

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