Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance.When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balan...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on June 06, 2016
There are some things drivers should know about Joliet car service and repair. First and foremost, Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) in Joliet wants to build a trusting relationship ...
Posted in Service Standards
on May 29, 2016
Have you ever had an experience like this in Joliet, Illinois? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your check engine light started flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stopped flashing, but st...
Posted in Dashboard
on May 22, 2016
When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your altern...
Posted in Fluids
on May 15, 2016
With Joliet gas prices being what they are, many of us in Illinois are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Joliet area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Illinois...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on May 08, 2016
The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Joliet. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Joliet can do ...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 01, 2016
Today at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Joliet area. Some newer vehicle models ...
Posted in Warranty
on April 25, 2016
If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Joliet and at the same time are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understandin...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 17, 2016
Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Joliet drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as...
Posted in Automotive News
on April 10, 2016
We've all seen Joliet drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Joliet. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Illinois roads.The truth is that al...
Posted in Service Standards
on April 04, 2016