Severe Service Requirements

August 20, 2022

A lot of Chicago drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of auto... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Chicago, Illinois

August 17, 2022

The median age for cars in the Chicago, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Chicago area, bring it into Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy... More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

July 28, 2022

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Chicago streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas tha... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

July 20, 2022

At Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) we've had a lot of Chicago customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 pe... More

Keep Your Chicago Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

July 18, 2022

Hey Chicago - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very impo... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Chicago

July 4, 2022

The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Chicago. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Chicago can do t... More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

June 19, 2022

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in ... More

Gas Savings in Chicago: Sharpen Your Pencil

May 29, 2022

High gas prices in Chicago increase the cost of living for Illinois drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Chicago vehicle owners to skimp in other areas like scheduled maint... More

Budget for Maintenance in Chicago

December 12, 2021

Sometimes busy Chicago residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Illinois in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced t... More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

July 25, 2021

These days many people in the Chicago area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service maintena... More