Car Care Tips

May 2016

Lockport Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Let's talk about air quality in Lockport. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Lockport drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin a... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport we get a lot of Lockport drivers asking about car trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's important to know that the car is up to the task and won't... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Lockport, Illinois service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typic... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Lockport drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expe... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Contr... Read More

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