Introduction to Diesels for Chicago, Illinois

May 17, 2020

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Chicago, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe hav... More

Fuel Injection Basics for Chicago

February 16, 2020

All modern Chicago vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Chicago drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the engi... More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) in Chicago for Better Performance

February 2, 2020

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Chicago Tune Up

October 27, 2019

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other.... More

The Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

September 29, 2019

The team at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) in Chicago, and Illinois car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Chicago drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should... More

Diesel Maintenance for Illinois

June 2, 2019

At Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Illinois friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel eng... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Chicago Vehicle

April 14, 2019

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Chicago area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you g... More

Fuel Filter Service in Chicago, Illinois

December 9, 2018

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your servi... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Chicago Motorists

September 9, 2018

Chicago residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the f... More

Fuel Filter Replacement

July 1, 2018

Hello Chicago resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to y... More