The Maintenance Free Myth

July 28, 2019

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 increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that comp... More

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

July 21, 2019

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... More

Tracking True in Loves Park: Wheel Alignment

July 14, 2019

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 tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment ... More

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

July 7, 2019

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... More