Car Care Tips

Breathe Deep in Loves Park With a New Cabin Air Filter

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 b... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Rockford

Video: Good vehicle care for us Loves Park residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diff... Read More

The Tuffy Rockford Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Video: Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Tuffy Rockford Service for Your Exhaust System

Video: Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... Read More

The Tuffy Rockford Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

Video: A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Loves Park area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Loves Park can co... Read More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

Video: No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... Read More

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

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