Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Chicago, Illinois

August 17, 2022

The median age for cars in the Chicago, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Chicago area, bring it into Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy... More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

August 16, 2022

All Illinois pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Chicago automo... More

Saving Lives in Chicago with Tire Pressure

August 15, 2022

All new passenger vehicles on our Chicago, Illinois, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that yo... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) in Chicago

August 14, 2022

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Not So Cool (Air Conditioning Systems)

August 14, 2022

There's nothing quite like getting in your vehicle on a hot day, switching on the air conditioning and having warm air blow out of the vents. You may have had no problem for months and then, one day, you are driving around in a sauna. You're hot stuff, but not in a good way! So what goes wrong w... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Chicago Drivers

August 13, 2022

Hello, Chicago residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Chicago auto owners don't need to filter their fue... More

Check Your Shocks and Struts at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

August 12, 2022

Today we're talking to Chicago drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Illinois folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road so they're very important.Without shocks, your wheels w... More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

August 11, 2022

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Chicago, Illinois, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Chicago area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for ... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

August 10, 2022

Okay. You went to your local Chicago car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Chicago service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light ... More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

August 9, 2022

Welcome to the Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Chicago conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire... More