Differential Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

August 24, 2022

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Chicago, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) service advisor that your differ... More

Are There Blind Spots in Chicago?

August 18, 2022

All Chicago drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Chicago.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can... More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

January 1, 2022

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

November 14, 2021

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)?

October 3, 2021

Hello Chicago - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you... More

Differential Service in Chicago, Illinois - What You Need to Know

January 1, 2021

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Chicago, Illinois, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Chicago

June 28, 2020

One Chicago automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Chicago, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and tran... More

The Best Test

November 3, 2019

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Chicago, Illinois

December 30, 2018

Every car in Chicago, Illinois, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Vi... More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Chicago?

November 5, 2018

There is a clear and vocal demand in Chicago and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Chicago area roads today, and many more being develo... More