Car Care Tips

Automotive Detective Work in Joliet

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Joliet. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex sy... Read More

Wasteful Thinking

Video: With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Joliet, Illinois

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Everyone in Joliet, Illinois eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Joliet, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's gr... Read More

Timing Belt

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the e... Read More

Is Your Joliet Driving Severe?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. People near Joliet, Illinois, often ask Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Joliet, Illinois, service advisor at Tuffy... Read More

Water Pump

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the ther... Read More

Drive Defensively in Illinois

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Car care is part of auto safety in Joliet. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Illinois roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety... Read More

Technician Training at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield)

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) in Joliet. And even though it may just be routine... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield): A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Joliet.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing be... Read More

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