Car Care Tips

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Loves Park, Illinois

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Loves Park area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clea... Read More

Tuffy Rockford: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Loves Park streets, 20 po... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Rockford service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer tha... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Loves Park say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming incre... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Loves Park drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more ex... Read More

Tracking True in Loves Park: Wheel Alignment

At Tuffy Rockford, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Rockford alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tir... Read More

Engine Hydration for Loves Park Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

Loves Park Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Loves Park, but not in your vehicle. When Loves Park residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more... Read More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... Read More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Rockford

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Loves Park ... Read More

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