Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Radiator Service

August 29, 2022

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Chicago, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine ... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Chicago, Illinois

August 4, 2022

Chicago auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Chicago, Illinois, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care... More

Water Pump

June 26, 2022

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

Mercury Rising (Hot Weather Vehicle Concerns)

August 29, 2021

The heat is on, and your vehicle takes a beating when it is. Several of your vehicle's systems are under extra stress in hot weather, so here are a few to make sure are getting the care and maintenance they need. It makes sense that the cooling system is one to make sure is in top shape. Vehicl... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

August 1, 2021

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Smart Chicago Drivers Protect Against Overheating

May 2, 2021

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Chicago drivers t... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

February 7, 2021

Anyone who drives a car in Chicago knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Good... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

October 11, 2020

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

February 9, 2020

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Engine Hydration for Chicago Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

February 10, 2019

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More