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Time Out: Suspension Problems in Chicago

Video: Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Video: Sometimes we hear people in Chicago say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complex... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Chicago

Video: There's a segment of the Chicago area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilomet... Read More

What Chicago Customers like About Us at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

Video: A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) for our Chicago customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Chicago area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Tuffy Chica... Read More

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) in Chicago

Video: With Chicago gas prices being what they are, many of us in Illinois are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Chicago area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Illino... Read More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

Video: No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... Read More

Getting New Tires in Chicago?

Video: There are so many tire choices in the Chicago area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Chicago area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your frien... Read More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

Video: Chicago residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Illinois temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Video: At Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) we get a lot of Chicago drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave ... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Chicago

Video: Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Chicago area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Chicago diesel-f... Read More

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