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Transmission Service at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) in Joliet

Video: Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Joliet drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Illinois to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield): A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Joliet.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing be... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) in Joliet

Video: Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

The Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Joliet drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Joliet. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to highe... Read More

Joliet Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Video: Any Joliet driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Joliet residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is ... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Joliet

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most... Read More

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

It Pays To Take Care Of Your Transmission At Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield)

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

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