Car Care Tips

February 2016

Charge It in Loves Park for Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Loves Park , Illinois drivers: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climat... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Loves Park

With high fuel prices in Loves Park , Illinois comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some res... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Loves Park drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Illinois... Read More

Talk To Tuffy Rockford About New Shoes For Your Vehicle

Custom wheels are one way that Loves Park folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil In Your Loves Park vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Chicago area. The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they're made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Loves Park residents and to fix the affe... Read More

It Is Time To Check Your Intervals

Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason, the... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Rockford

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Loves Park people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Loves Park motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're goo... Read More

Timing Belt Replacement in Loves Park

Today we want to talk to Loves Park car owners about timing belts. They’re something that many Loves Park drivers don’t know much about and yet your vehicle won’t run if it’s broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usua... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Belvidere

Hello Loves Park , let's talk about brakes. Braking, as all Illinois auto owners know, is slowing or stopping your vehicle. As you can imagine, brakes are engineered to work well on a particular vehicle application. For example, you would expect more powerful brakes on a heavy-duty... Read More

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