Car Care Tips

February 2016

Get Where You're Going With Power Steering Service In Chicago

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Chicago. If you took an informal poll around Chicago you'd probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Chicago aren't... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Lincoln Park

Hello Chicago, let's talk about But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls off a lo... Read More

Keeping Your Chicago Air Fresh When Driving With A Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?A. A filter for your Chicago house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out comm... Read More

Put On The Brakes: Brake Service At Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most Chicago drivers know how it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes are known as t... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Illinois Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and, it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Illinois spends two and a half hours daily in their car.The government says a hundred thousand auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressi... Read More

Charge It in Chicago for Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Chicago, Illinois drivers: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climates.W... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment For Your Chicago vehicle

Imagine you've left Chicago and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you down.... Read More

Chicago Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Chicago drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publish two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Chicago drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your tr... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Chicago drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch of tire tread... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Chicago drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them... Read More

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