Car Care Tips

June 2016

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield): Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

Video: The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Joliet drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expens... Read More

Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) On Your Serpentine Belt

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag.   Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Joliet, Illinois customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to ... Read More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Joliet Drivers

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. People in Joliet have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past... Read More

Shake It up in Joliet!: Why Wheel Balancing

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 ... Read More

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