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Fuel Filter Service in Chicago, Illinois

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your servi... Read More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Chicago auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The ce... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Chicago and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your f... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Chicago drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply deplet... Read More

The Best Test

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Chicago?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Chicago and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Chicago area roads today, and many more being... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Chicago drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people.Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wron... Read More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, "I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?" Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Chicago drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Chicago drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle... Read More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Chicago can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around C... Read More

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