Car Care Tips

Wasteful Thinking

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

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

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

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 jour... Read More

Smart Loves Park Drivers Protect Against Overheating

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 Pa... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Loves Park Drivers Need to Know

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 fro... Read More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

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 wir... Read More

The Best Test

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all.  If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... Read More

Technician Training at Tuffy Rockford

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park . And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive profe... Read More

Stay Safe in Loves Park by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Loves Park resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Illinois rescue workers. Rescue workers and Loves Park police are well aware... Read More

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