Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Joliet drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Illinois drivers ran out an...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on June 16, 2019
Knowing how their engine works can help Joliet drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and ...
Posted in Timing Belt
on June 09, 2019
Every vehicle on Illinois roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Joliet residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travel...
Posted in Differential Service
on June 02, 2019
A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) for our Joliet customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.
And we're always open to questions from our valued Joliet area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Tuffy Jolie...
Posted in Service Standards
on May 26, 2019
Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Joliet drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Joliet area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when famili...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on May 19, 2019
Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Joliet auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Illinois.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical sys...
Posted in Cooling System
on May 12, 2019
Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ...
Posted in Drive Train
on May 05, 2019
Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Joliet?Is it:
Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Illinois – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the coun...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 28, 2019
High gas prices in Joliet increase the cost of living for Illinois drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Joliet vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like schedul...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 21, 2019
Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Joliet auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,0...
Posted in Suspension
on April 14, 2019