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Procrastination Prevention in Chicago

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Chicago drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as poss... Read More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent ... Read More

Illinois: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Illinois residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Chicago drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply deplet... Read More

The Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... Read More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Alternator Replacement Service in Chicago

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Chicago is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lan... Read More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

Today in the Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) auto care blog, we're going to talk to Chicago drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) customers. For example, recently four of the worl... Read More

Super Slick at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) in Chicago: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more exp... Read More

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