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Technician Training at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield)

Video: Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) in Joliet. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive pr... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Video: We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Joliet drivers want ... 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

Talk to Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

Video: Custom wheels are one way that Joliet folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be m... Read More

Battery Basics for Joliet

Video: It's important for Joliet drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Joliet area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. Howeve... Read More

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Joliet Drivers

Video: Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Joliet auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they n... Read More

Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

Video: Hello Illinois! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll ... Read More

Recommended Service Intervals at Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield)

Video: Most people in the Joliet area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Som... Read More

Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) Service for Your Exhaust System

Video: Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Video: Today's report from Tuffy Joliet (South Plainfield) is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of J... Read More

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