Car Care Tips

January 2020

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Chicago. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expo... Read More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Chicago

Do you like to shop for shoes in Chicago?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality sh... Read More

In the Hot Seat (Repair and Maintenance of Seat Heaters)

It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it. You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but wait! It's not getting warmer. Oh no, what's wrong with my seat heater? There could be lots of reasons it's not working, and it cou... Read More

Chicago Tire Repair

Most Chicago residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Chicago drivers it also has a financial impact... Read More

Timing Belt Replacement in Chicago

Today we want to talk to Chicago drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does brea... Read More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... Read More

Fuel for Thought

If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... Read More

The Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Guide to Tire Specs

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Chicago service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind w... Read More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... Read More

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