At Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) we get a lot of Joliet drivers asking about vehicle 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 vehicle is up to the task and wo...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 09, 2018
All Illinois pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Jolie...
Posted in Service Standards
on December 03, 2018
Most Joliet folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in...
Posted in Automotive News
on November 25, 2018
There are a lot of drivers in Joliet who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Illinois these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Joliet folks don't even...
Posted in Drive Train
on November 19, 2018
No one in Joliet, Illinois, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Illinois fuel prices, however, have spurred Joliet drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high...
Posted in Fuel System
on November 11, 2018
Let's talk about air quality in Joliet. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Joliet 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 air f...
Posted in Suspension
on November 04, 2018
The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shi...
Posted in Timing Belt
on October 29, 2018
Some of us Joliet drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Illinois, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about whee...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 21, 2018
Hello Joliet drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Joliet, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process contin...
Posted in Fluids
on October 14, 2018
Some Joliet vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) and other Joliet auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.
Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Joliet area, au...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 07, 2018