Car Care Tips

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Rockford

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Rockford article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Loves Park with... Read More

Let Tuffy Rockford Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Loves Park area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Loves Park drivers... Read More

Loves Park Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Loves Park driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Loves Park residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of ... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Loves Park

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Loves Park area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Loves Park drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehi... Read More

The Edible Engine

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents.  After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire.  They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Loves Park. The timing belt’s important j... Read More

Don't Stack the Mat

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... Read More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

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