Power Steering Service in Chicago

August 27, 2022

Most Chicago drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steeri... More

Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

April 3, 2022

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

November 28, 2021

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

January 3, 2021

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

June 21, 2020

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Steering Clear in Chicago

June 14, 2020

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More

Steer Right in Chicago

June 23, 2019

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Chicago drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent year... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Chicago (Diversey Pkwy)

December 2, 2018

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Chicago auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central e... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Chicago

January 14, 2018

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Chicago, Illinois, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Tuffy Chi... More

Defensive Driving in Chicago, Illinois

April 24, 2017

There was a man in the Chicago area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Illinois highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in ... More