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

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 componen... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Service for Your Exhaust System

Video: Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... Read More

Budget for Maintenance in Lockport

Video: Sometimes busy Lockport residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Illinois in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduce... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Video: Ask any Lockport man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport in Lockport

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard trans... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Illinois Roads?

Video: Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Illinois spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive drivin... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Lockport, Illinois

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Myths passed around our Lockport, Illinois community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the ve... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

Video: 90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Lockport drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace th... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Rotor Problems

Video: The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Lockport.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in les... Read More

The Edible Engine

Video: You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents.  After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire.  They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi... Read More

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