Complete Automotive Repair, Foreign & Domestic


ServicesTuffy Auto Service Center of Bourbonnais offers expert vehicle repair services that include general maintenance, computer diagnostics, tune-ups, tires and alignment, transmission repair, brake systems, engine repair, and much more for all vehicles, foreign and domestic. We can help you determine the best course of action when your vehicle needs repair, and can replace or repair the parts when possible. Our expert technicians help you find the best solution for your vehicle and your budget, so if your foreign or domestic vehicle needs repairs, give us a call and we will get you back on the road.

Just as your body needs regular maintenance to stay healthy, your car needs regular maintenance so that it stays in proper and optimal driving condition throughout the year. A well maintained car also means savings for you as you are less likely to claim on your car insurance or incur costly future repair work that could have been prevented.

We've got your car under control at Tuffy in Bourbonnais. Come by and let us check your car out from hood to muffler and roof to tire. Our technicians are meticulous when it comes to general maintenance because we know how important it is for your car life and performance. We will check your spark plugs, batteries, coolant, tires, engine oil, air filter, engine diagnostics... just come on by. If it's on your car, we can fix it.

Most cars these days have some form of a computer that generates signals called data streams. These streams of data flow through the operating system of the car at all times and when it recognizes a problem in the system, it generates a trouble code.

Our technicians are not only experienced in all aspects of automotive repair for domestic and foreign cars, we have the state-of-the-art equipment and computer systems that can decode these problem areas and recommend the type of repairs needed to fix them. At Tuffy, Bourbonnais, we have the right tools, training and information to diagnose and repair your car. What are you waiting for? Stop by today.

Driving around with underinflated or worn tires can have serious consequences on your ability to control your car, especially in bad weather. In Illinois, we get a wide variety of weather, from summer thunderstorms to icy conditions in winter and extremely hot pavement on sunny days, all of which can make a poor tire function even worse. If you think its time to replace those tires, stop by. We sell all major brands of tires and will help you find the right size and type for your vehicle according to your budget.

Not sure how to inspect your tires? Let us help you. We will give you a free inspection and make recommendations that will not only keep you and your family safe on the road, we will do our best to work within your budget. Let Tuffy help you get ready for your long road trips and get you there safely.

Is it time for your vehicle to get a tune up?

Reduced fuel economy, decreased engine performance, higher emissions, and even engine failure are the result of not getting regular tune-ups. With the fluctuating fuel costs and unstable economy, your car needs to perform at maximum fuel economy efficiency.

Tuffy's Maintenance Tune-Up Service takes a comprehensive look at the ignition and combustion systems of engine. We'll inspect your spark plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, PCV valve, engine timing, fuel system, and more. We know the importance of getting the most out of your engine/car and are committed to helping you achieve maximum fuel economy. Call us to make an appointment today!

Are you wondering why your A/C is not blowing cold air like it should? Do you know what to do about it? A/C failure is caused by one of three reasons: component failure, electrical problems, or improper refrigerant charge. If it's on your car, we can fix it, and with Tuffy on your side, there's no reason to stay uncomfortable in your car for long.

What are you waiting for? Stop by Tuffy at Bourbonnais and allow us to give you a thorough inspection along with a complete estimate. This way, you can identify what you want fixed and when. Our trained technicians will also advise you on the more urgent problems. At Tuffy we treat you right!

At Tuffy, we offer 3 levels of services, each building on the other, to meet your different needs. Come in for a visit and select the oil change that best fits your automotive needs.

The Good oil change includes:

  • Oil filter
  • Oil change with up to 5 quarts of quality 5W30 motor oil
  • Chassis lube

The Better oil change (recommended for every 30,000 miles) includes:

  • All Good oil change services PLUS...
  • All necessary fluids topped off, including brake fluid, windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, coolant and differential
  • Lubrication of the steering and suspension components
  • Tire air pressure check and fill

The Best oil change (recommended for every 60,000 miles) includes:

  • All the Better oil change services PLUS...
  • Tire rotation
  • Brake inspection

There's a courtesy check (a 30 point inspection) with every vehicle regardless of which oil change package you choose, compliments from us. We fix cars and treat you right!

Transmissions require maintenance at regular intervals and are one of the most expensive parts to fix in your car. If you are experiencing symptoms such as hard shifting, clutch slipping and improper shifting of gears, it is likely that you will need more than maintenance. Whether your car is manual or automatic, we can fix any transmission problem for any make or model car.

Whatever your transmission need is, we will first perform a diagnostic of the problem and our experienced technicians will advise you if it needs to be flushed, replaced or repaired. Whichever option you choose, we will only begin work upon your consent. So, stop by Tuffy in Bourbonnais today.

It's easy to tell when a muffler goes bad. People will hear you coming from blocks away. But there are other not-so-obvious problems that can occur with your exhaust system that are difficult to spot, including pinholes, stuck valves, loose brackets, and malfunction in the catalytic converter or other emission devices.

If you suspect you might have a problem with your exhaust system, bring your vehicle to Tuffy in Bourbonnais. We'll inspect your vehicle at no charge. If something isn't working right, our skilled technicians will isolate the problem, recommend a solution and explain all of your options before beginning work on your vehicle. If it's on your car, we can fix it.

The most common problem facing your car's brake system is daily wear and tear. The symptoms of brake problems are grinding or squealing noises when you press on the brake pedal and/or a brake pedal that does not respond easily or when you need it to. Other problems that affect your brake system are old and dirty brake fluids, leaks and clogs in the fluid lines and hoses, and problems with the drums, rotors and hydraulic components.

Whatever the cause of your brake problem, we are here to help. We will test your brake system, determine the cause of the problem, and provide you with our recommendations and all of your options before we begin any repairs. We will fix or replace only what is necessary using MAP guidelines. Visit or call us and see what we can do to keep your car's brake system working safely.

Nearly every system on your vehicle, from steering and brakes, to fuel injectors and air conditioning, is controlled by a mini computer in your car. This computer has a series of sensors, through which it determines if there is a problem with any of these systems and notify the driver via the dashboard "Check Engline" light. Any number of things can go wrong with your vehicle's systems that will cause your check engine light to come on.

At Tuffy, our experienced technicians will use state-of-the-art computer scanners and smoke machines to find out the cause of the problem. Based on the results of these diagnostic tests, we will make service recommendations and advise you of your options before beginning work on your vehicle. If it's on your car, we can fix it, and our fast diagnostic tests can get to the bottom of your dashboard warning light to give you peace of mind.