Car Care Tips

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  Hey Chicago area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Illinois streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Chicago area, there are safety concer... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Chicago Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs cover... Read More

Drive Defensively in Illinois

Car care is part of auto safety in Chicago. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Illinois roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won'... Read More

Steer Right in Chicago

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Chicago drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent year... Read More

Wishy-Washy in Chicago

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) in Chicago

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the altern... Read More

Diesel Maintenance for Illinois

At Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Illinois friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel e... Read More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Chicago

Let's talk about something critical for all Chicago drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps y... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Chicago drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not compl... Read More

Make your Service Visit at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) a Good One

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your p... Read More

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