Car Care Tips

January 2019

Odometer Rollback on Your Chicago, Illinois Vehicle

How do Chicago drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Chicago drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.I... Read More

Should Chicago Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that "severe service" schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of you... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Chicago driver... Read More

How Much is Enough for Chicago Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Chicago drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that "bald" tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, ... Read More

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