Car Care Tips

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

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Loves Park car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Loves Park , Illinois , folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotiv... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Loves Park drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the s... Read More

Procrastination Prevention in Loves Park

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... Read More

Loves Park Alignment Service

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Loves Park Motorists

Loves Park residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in... Read More

How Does Tuffy Rockford Know What to Recommend?

When you drop your vehicle off at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park , they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Tuffy Rockford professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Loves Park service center will note the mile... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Loves Park drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something i... Read More

Breathe Deep in Loves Park With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Loves Park auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles ... Read More

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