Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Loves Park . They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on March 27, 2016
The primary job of the serpentine belt for Loves Park drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not c...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on March 20, 2016
Most people in the Chicago area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards....
Posted in Service Intervals
on March 14, 2016
The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Rockford when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Loves Park drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But ...
Posted in Fluids
on March 07, 2016
Modern Loves Park vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute –...
Posted in Diagnostics
on March 04, 2016
There's a reason we use the word "diagnose" when we talk about fixing cars in Loves Park . Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms wh...
Posted in Diagnostics
on March 03, 2016
Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself...
Posted in Cooling System
on March 02, 2016
We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Loves Park automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunate...
Posted in Service Standards
on March 01, 2016