Car Care Tips

August 2014

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat and the water pump The co... Read More

Drive Train Service in Loves Park at Tuffy Rockford

Your browser does not support video The drive train in your vehicle includes all the essential components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-w... Read More

Keeping Your Loves Park Air Fresh When Driving With A Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Loves Park house? B. A fresh, piney scent? C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it’s C. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your SUV... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Rockford: Passing the Smell Test

Your browser does not support video The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Loves Park car owners realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Illinois folks know a properly functioning exhaust s... Read More

Differential Service At Tuffy Rockford: Vive ala Difference

Your browser does not support video Every SUV on Illinois expressways has a differential, and it is key to the proper operation of the vehicle, but most Loves Park car owners don’t have a clue what it is. The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when ... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Loves Park , Illinois Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out. The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider two-thirty-seconds of an inch to be the mi... Read More

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