Car Care Tips

October 2013

Shocks and Struts For Loves Park Bumps and Bounces

If you're like most of us in Loves Park , you want your car to handle well. That's the job of your suspension system. There are different types of suspension systems, but they all work on the same basic principles. First, there are the springs, which bear the weight of the car. The m... Read More

Save Fuel By Watching Your Weight

Most Loves Park drivers are all talking fuel economy right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Illinois folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks. And we Loves Park auto owners all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency... Read More

Automobile Fluids For Your SUV

If you've walked through the automotive fluids of an auto parts store in Chicago , you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle? As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you ... Read More

Tuffy Rockford Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the Tuffy Rockford automotive blog. Today, let’s talk about the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When talking about stopping power, most Loves Park and Belvidere car owners tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So having go... Read More

Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of the public's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago, winter tires differed from highway tires only in thei... Read More

Tuffy Rockford Radiator Service

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Loves Park , it is easy to prevent. Tuffy Rockford 6574 E. Riverside Loves Park , Illinois 61111 815.639.1239 T... Read More

Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Rockford

What is a cabin air filter? Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It fi... Read More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.” That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Loves Park car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Tuffy Rockford will check your brake... Read More

Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Rockford would like to give Loves Park auto owners an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday - and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming mor... Read More

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