Car Care Tips

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses.A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... Read More

Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield): Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most Joliet auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield), we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Joliet drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) arti... Read More

In the Hot Seat (Repair and Maintenance of Seat Heaters)

It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it. You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but wait! It's not getting warmer. Oh no, what's wrong with my seat heater? There could be lots of reasons it's not working, and it cou... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) Service Advisor

Joliet drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service ... Read More

A Not-So-Straight Story (Vehicle Pulls to One Side)

A vehicle should travel straight down a straight road with the steering wheel centered. But time and travel can take their toll and soon you may find your vehicle pulling to the left or right. Those are not good signs and should be taken care of fairly quickly.One thing that you should note is... Read More

Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)

Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it. They're called ball joint boots. They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspension (called ball joints) from all the hazards the road can fling at them. If one of those ball joint boots... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Joliet, Illinois

Myths passed around our Joliet, 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 vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents... Read More

Emergency! (Vehicle Emergency items)

"I never expected it could happen to me." Countless drivers have said that after they've had an emergency turn their lives upside down. So before that happens to you, let's thinking about planning ahead for an emergency with a few things you should keep in your vehicle.Road flares. If you've ev... Read More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing.Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... Read More

Helping Joliet Drivers Get the Right Tires

Every Joliet vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is eng... Read More

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