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Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Illinois Driving

Video: Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Joliet knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Joliet area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield): Air Conditioning – Common Problem

Video: Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Joliet. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Joliet drivers that visit Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) is contami... 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

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield)

Video: All of us in Joliet know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter... Read More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Video: Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Joliet car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Joliet, Illinois, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and ma... Read More

Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Video: Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Joliet residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actu... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Joliet

Video: 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 intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield)

Video: Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of... Read More

Ask Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) About the Importance of Service Intervals

Video: Today in our Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the law... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Joliet

Video: Some Joliet drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Joliet, you should be aware of safety issues, Illinois towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe t... Read More

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