Maintaining Your Older Car in Chicago, Illinois

July 16, 2018

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Chicago, Illinois: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Chicago motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Chicago Car Owners

July 9, 2018

A generation ago, Chicago drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Chicago shop every year or two for repai... More

Fuel Filter Replacement

July 1, 2018

Hello Chicago resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to y... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Chicago Drivers

June 26, 2018

Knowing how their engine works can help Chicago drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and d... More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Alternator Replacement Service in Chicago

June 17, 2018

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Chicago is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lan... More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Service Advisor

June 14, 2018

About 80% of the vehicles on Chicago roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Illinois. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. O... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

June 5, 2018

Today in the Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) auto care blog, we're going to talk to Chicago drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) customers. For example, recently four of the worl... More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) in Chicago

May 30, 2018

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Chicago drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Illinois to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But prope... More

Distracted Driving

May 23, 2018

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

May 13, 2018

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Chicago, Illinois, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of dia... More