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Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Rockford

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happe... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Loves Park , Illinois Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. How do Loves Park 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 ... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. At Tuffy Rockford we get a lot of Loves Park drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois , so it's important to know that the... Read More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Video: If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Illinois was heading to work on a hot July day and no... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

Video: When Loves Park drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake syste... Read More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Chicago area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of l... Read More

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Loves Park

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Many Loves Park drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Video: Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Rockford

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Loves Park . At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technolog... Read More

Steer Right in Loves Park

Video: Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Loves Park 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 ... Read More

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