We offer complete car care service from routine dealer recommended maintenance to complete diagnostics and full service auto repair. We know that our reputation is built "one customer at a time" and we appreciate your business.
Tuffy Auto Service Center in Joliet, IL is locally owned and operated. Tim Floss and his family are proud to be local business owners in the Joliet community. Serving the Joliet and Plainfield communities is their top priority!
Servicing their customers and exceeding their expectations comes first, but when Tim and his team are not at the shop you can find them engaged in the community. As you see in the pictures above, Tim loves cars, bowling.
Please stop in and see us, we'd love the opportunity to service your vehicle!
Since 1970, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service has been committed to treating our customers with honesty, respect and professionalism. Our philosophy is to provide quality parts and service at an exceptional value. We recognize that satisfied customers are the foundation of our business and that our future success is determined by how well we exceed our customer's expectations today!
Done Right. Period.
That's how we do things at Tuffy® Tire & Auto Service Center. That's why only Tuffy offers a 2-year/24,000-mile guarantee on parts and labor you can take to any store. Plus, we offer a courtesy inspection with every Tuffy purchase. It covers tires, brakes, fluids, exhaust system, battery, belts and more. With every purchase, we even give you 24 free months of roadside assistance, too. We call it ToYourRESCUE®. Our work will be DONE RIGHT. PERIOD. Or we'll fix it for free. Now that's what you call Tuffy totally having your back.
Our full service tire and auto service centers service all makes and models, foreign and domestic, cars and trucks. Our highly qualified technicians specialize in providing quality auto repair services including; brake repair, fluid service, transmission repair, suspension service, engine service, exhaust repair, oil changes, air conditioning repair, wheel alignments, preventative maintenance and much more.
Need to schedule a service appointment for your vehicle? Save time and schedule an appointment with us online. It's simply, click on "Book Appointment" and schedule your appointment. We'll contact you via email to confirm the day and time of your appointment.
Call Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center today (815)324-8144 and let us exceed your automotive repair expectations!
From around the Web
“I have wrote reviews for this shop before but, I have to write one again. This shop is the most honest place to take your car that I have ever found in my 57 years on earth. Brandon looked at my daughters car because I had concerns of plastic tubing from an oil extractor breaking off in the engine. He flushed it out and sent cameras down there and found nothing to be concerned about and then decided I shouldn’t be charged. I am a loyal customer there but I swear I am not related or a friend of any kind. This is just how they treat their customers! Brandon thank you so much for taking care of my daughters Audi. I really appreciate it. This place is literally the best place you will find. Tim the owner is also an amazing guy. He offered to clear an inspection code on my wife’s car for free just to be helpful. When they tell me my car will be X amount of dollars to fix, I never question it. They can totally be trusted. I strongly recommend this shop for all your needs! Dave”
Jul 02, 2021 – Plainfield, IL
“Excellent they are so honest and friendly thank you 😁 you have been a great help!”
Dec 12, 2020 – Plainfield, IL
“If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Everyone I have ever spoken to at Tuffy are so helpful and nice!! Tim has worked on my van a couple of times and he explains everything to me and doesn't make me feel stupid for not understanding it! He is honest and they do not try to fix what isn't broken. He finds the problem and fixes it. Brendan has helped me as well and he is so accommodating and friendly! Tuffy is the ONLY place I will ever take a vehicle to again!!!! ”
Nov 11, 2020 – Plainfield, IL
“Again Tuffys came through with amazing honesty! I took my sons 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a misfire code on cylinder 4. My son had tried to fix the misfire by changing the plugs and coils on all the cylinders. Well after he did the work it still had a misfire code on cylinder 4. He figured it must be a different problem. Tim worked on the car and quickly discovered that my son did not quite seat the coil on cylinder 4. Crazy coincidence! My point is.... this would have been an easy chance to claim something else was wrong. It would have been easy to claim it was something like the fuel injectors were bad because an air/gas problem could throw that code. But he didn’t, he simply seated the coil and told me the truth. I appreciate tuffys and Tim because this is not the first time they have been so honest with me! He was also very pleasant and thorough on the phone explaining what had happened. Great and honest service! You can really trust this place! Thanks so much Tim and great work ethic. I respect that.”
Sep 03, 2020 – Chicago, IL
“This is far more the best auto repair service company that I’ve been to in all my years of driving . I’ve lived in the area for over 10 years and recently moved about and hour away. I still drive to Tuffy for my repairs reason being Tim and John have consistently went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied and my truck was safe and repaired properly. They make me secure and feel safe being a woman that knows nothing about cars . They always take the time with me and have patience explaining the process of what’s needed and what was done. Quality customer service is hard to find and you will definitely find it here. Thank you John and Tim. ”
Feb 05, 2020 – Joliet , IL
“This place is the best. Do not take your vehicle anywhere else!! Yesterday I brought in my nissan versa that is still under manufacture warranty. I told Tim the owner the noise in my steering wheel is most likely covered under nissan warranty..but to avoid the hassle of going to dealer I would consider paying him to repair if it wasn't too costly. Today tuffy calls me and they fixed the problem free of charge!! They have done other extra stuff for me free of charge. Thanks Tim and tuffy U R THE BEST!!”
Nov 14, 2019 – Plainfield, IL
“Tim, The owner is the most honest Mechanic you could ever meet. They do not rip off anyone. I have going here at Tuffy's for the last 10 yrs. I moved to Chicago but will still go to Tuffy's in Plainfield, Ill.They are truly honest with there work and back up there work. Must go here if you don't want to get ripped off. VERY VERY HONEST and great group of workers.”
Jan 04, 2019 – Chicago, IL
“I brought my car in for what I thought was going to be a costly repair. The owner was so honest and helpful, along with Nick (who drove me to work). They both took the time to explain everything with my vehicle and even gave me a discount. They are literally the most honest people I have ever brought my car to. I would recommend them to anyone. I will bring my car here from now on!”
Nov 06, 2018 – Manhattan, IL
“I live near I-55 and Weber. It's well worth the drive to THIS Tuffy's for me. In the past I have been ripped off at other car repair services with unneeded services and inflated prices so I've done much research. After years of excellent HONEST service I won't go to any other auto service. I highly recommend them. ”
Sep 26, 2018 – Plainfield, IL
“I recommend this place to everyone I know who is looking for someone to repair their vehicle. This is the only place I trust for any work on my vehicle. Tim and his crew are very honest. This is the only automotive repair shop around that doesn't try to sell you everything under the sun. Fair prices and solid work. ”
Jul 24, 2018 – Plainfield, IL
“I can't say enough good things about my service experience at Tuffy off 59th St. The owner Tim Floss bent over backwards to ensure that I was a satisfied customer. Their skilled technicians fixed my car the first time, when the dealership failed after 3 attempts. I HIGHLY recommend bringing your car here and I know you will have the same service excellence that I received.”
Apr 07, 2017 – Plainfield, IL
“I hate to admit this but, I was fully expecting a $1000 repair because my car had sat for a year and my exhaust was quite rusted and loud. I had looked at the replacement parts online at autozone and what I thought needed to be replaced was $693.00. Nick and Tim didn't even try to sell me what wasn't needed! They told me right off the bat they could just cut out the bad section and replace it with pipe. Guys, I was blown away with their honesty! I am always looking for an honest shop and now I have found one! Thank you Nick and Tim. Btw... my bill was 70.65. I will be back and I will know that I won't be ripped off! This is so great to find a shop that I can trust! So many shops are looking to take advantage and aren't concerned with being honest. You guys are awesome!”
Oct 19, 2016 – Plainfield , IL
“I have been going to Tuffy since the day it opened. Tim and crew are top notch and know what they are doing. They treat their customers as if they are family and take the time to explain the issues. Great place to get a job well done..”
Jun 20, 2016 – Cronin, IL
“Of course codoilonatisn is a stupid idea. Management only cares about the bottom line. Look at the rag the Sun-Times has become. It's an abomination with Jenny McCarthy and Old Lady Sneed running the gossip line. I'm ashamed to be part of this cavalier stupidity. We suburbans have tried to maintain some integrity, but that's all for naught with the Sun-Times playing games and trying to force people to quit so they don't have to pay unemployment. Sorry boys, you'll have to fire me. I won't make this easy for you.”
Feb 27, 2016 – kFIZpqpbw5, IL
“Tim was very helpful, I dropped off my van Wednesday afternoon. They diagnosed and repaired in time for me to pick up Friday morning. I've read some of the other reviews, and a lot of people can never be satisfied, it's as if they feel they're time is more important than another person's. A tuneup is scheduled maintenance, and people should plan for as such or do it themselves. Just because of your poor planning why should you be allowed to give a bad review, Tim was even nice enough to give me a ride to my house, after I dropped off my van. I would prefer to go to a shop with a backlog of vehicles, to me that means people are very happy with service they receive. I hope people have enough sense to realise that some people are never happy, and love to complain. Reminds me of an old saying " The squeaky wheel gets the grease"”
Sep 25, 2015 – Plainfield, IL
“We live in Des Plaines and my wife was visiting her mom in Shorewood when she got a flat. I felt helpless when she called me since I was at work up in Lake Zurich. I called a few places around the area and received the run around "Can't help you." or "$100 tow but will take a couple hours." Finally one place referred me to Tuffy's and that was the best thing that could have happened. Talked to a nice guy named Nick and he offered to go put the spare on my wife's car for free! I was like, what's the catch? He said nothing. Up to her if she wants to bring it back to the shop and get a new tire or take it back to your own mechanic. Needless to say I made sure my wife gave him a nice tip and have let my mother-in-law know that is the place to take her car for now on. Great service Tuffy's! Way to show that everyone isn't just out for a buck and you genuinely care about your customers/community. If you take this much care into someone who isn't a local, I can only imagine how great your service is for your customers. Class act!”
Aug 21, 2015 – Des Plaines, IL
“New to the area this shop came recommended. I am always critical on most auto shops as I feel most just want to sell items. I was shocked to feel very comfortable and receive an estimate for things vital to replace. I also appreciated the way they handled the recommended service. I left not feeling pressured and will be back. Thank you Tuffy South Plainfield.”
Feb 04, 2015 – Plainfield, IL
“Great service!! Extremely helpful!!”
May 15, 2014 – Joliet, IL
“Tim at Tuffy went beyond the call of duty helping a friend of mine with her car. The work was great, but more importantly his honesty and compassion for her situation made all the difference. If you are looking for a competent mechanic who will treat you with fairly - Tuffy in Plainfield is the only option! Thanks Tim!”
May 15, 2014 – joliet, IL
“Tim and the Tuffy team are great. I take all our vehicles here for regular maintenance and repairs. You cannot go wrong..”
May 15, 2014 – Joliet, IL
“I stumbled on this Tuffy about 8 years ago through the referral of a friend - and after having had horrible experiences with some local places. We've since been there with six vehicles needing repair from the most simple to the major. Yes, in the beginning I checked on repair prices and made sure we weren't being robbed... when it became clear we were dealing with fair people I stopped doing that. It was absolutely unnecessary - as their prices are very fair and their work is great. I can be difficult... lots of questions and always forgetting to mention something and having to call them to add it to the list. I need A LOT of information to be comfortable. They've always been nothing but professional and patient with me. They are busy - but, that's a sign of a good shop. I've never felt they rushed anything or didn't do a repair exactly as it should have been done. I really appreciate their willingness to tell me what I "could" do now - and what can wait a little while. I drive from New Lenox to this place.... I pass at least ten other repair shops along the way...and I won't go anywhere else because the people at Tuffy are so good at what they do - and I CAN TRUST THEM. The drive is worth it to know we're getting solid repairs at a reasonable cost. Take the time to check them out....you won't be sorry!”
May 15, 2014 – Joliet, IL