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Service to Improve Fuel Economy

Video: The price of gas in Illinois has got people in Loves Park talking. It seems that Loves Park folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to impro... Read More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Loves Park

Video: Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Loves Park , 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 Tuff... Read More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Loves Park

Video: Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehi... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Loves Park

Video: Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park

Video: If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... Read More

Brake Service at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park

Video: Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Loves Park drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Illinois  driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Rockford, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are ... Read More

To Save Gas Around Loves Park : Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

Video:   One topic that hits the news in Illinois on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Illinois drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Loves Park who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel eco... Read More

Fuel Filter Replacement

Video: Hello Loves Park resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to you... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Loves Park , Illinois

Video: The median age for cars in the Loves Park , Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Rockford we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Loves Park area, bring it into Tuffy Rockford for high-mileage m... Read More

Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Loves Park Drivers

Video: Hello Loves Park ! Today's Tuffy Rockford car care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why we'd need a microsco... Read More

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