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New School: Automotive Tuffy Rockford Technician Training

Video: Loves Park consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles hav... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Loves Park , Illinois

Video: If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Loves Park , Illinois .Unless they drive a vintage car, Loves Park auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park

Video: When we Loves Park residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for h... Read More

Wasteful Thinking

Video: With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... Read More

Loves Park Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

Video: Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Loves Park drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Loves Park drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

Video: When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Loves Park drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other obje... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Rockford

Video: Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by ge... Read More

Smart Loves Park Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Video: Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Loves Park drive... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Loves Park Drivers Need to Know

Video: Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there.L... Read More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Video: Did you know that most of the cars driving around Loves Park , Illinois , carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Loves Park area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In f... Read More

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