Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

July 31, 2022

Modern vehicles in and around Chicago run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Chicago drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really s... More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) in Chicago

July 31, 2022

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Chicago drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that hauls heavy... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

July 30, 2022

Hello Chicago . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Chicago drivers?First of all, the Check Engine o... More

A Cold Day in Chicago ? Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

July 29, 2022

Most Chicago drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Illinois highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Chicago rush hour, but so can a long ride in a ho... More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

July 28, 2022

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Chicago streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas tha... More

Chicago Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

July 27, 2022

Let's talk about air quality in Chicago. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Chicago drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air... More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

July 26, 2022

Chicago drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steeri... More

Shake It up in Chicago!: Why Wheel Balancing

July 25, 2022

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

ICE - In Case Of Emergency In Chicago Illinois

July 24, 2022

When accidents occur in Chicago, Illinois, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Illinois police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets,... More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

July 24, 2022

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... More