The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

February 11, 2024

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Lockport to al... More

Illinois: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

November 26, 2023

Illinois residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what ... More

A Head Start on Starting (Battery Testing)

July 16, 2023

If your vehicle isn't starting or doesn't sound like it used to when you crank it, the culprit may be the battery. You may have left a light on, or something plugged into one of charging ports. Maybe you accidentally left your vehicle in the "on" or "accessory" position when you last got out. M... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport

July 2, 2023

Today in the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport auto care blog, we're going to talk to Lockport drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport customers. For example, recentl... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

May 7, 2023

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

March 5, 2023

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

A Clean Start (Battery Cleaning)

December 25, 2022

You may be fanatical about keeping the outside of your vehicle clean. But what about what's under the hood? Have you ever thought about how dirt and grime may be affecting your engine's components? One of the most important parts under your hood to keep clean is your vehicle's battery. With a d... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

September 25, 2022

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

September 4, 2022

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport would like to give Lockport drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are bec... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

September 4, 2022

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lockport service advisor will k... More