What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Chicago

September 2, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Chicago area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Chicago area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that y... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

September 1, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Chicago driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)... More

Hitting the Brakes in Chicago

July 14, 2022

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Chicago drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There... More

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

May 17, 2022

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

April 10, 2022

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

September 19, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

February 14, 2021

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy): Brake Noise

January 26, 2020

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Chicago. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expo... More

Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy) Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Chicago

May 26, 2019

Let's talk about something critical for all Chicago drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps yo... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Chicago, Illinois Vehicle

January 28, 2019

How do Chicago drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Chi... More