Most of us living in the Chicago area are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pre...
Posted in Steering
on September 30, 2020
Hey Loves Park! Let's talk about one of our Illinois summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Loves Park drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clea...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on September 29, 2020
Here is a questions for Loves Park drivers: 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...
Posted in Suspension
on September 28, 2020
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Loves Park, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by y...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 27, 2020
You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should. You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed. You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of. Don't be surprised one day if your blower fan develops a mind of its own and starts going crazy. Most of the ti...
Posted in none
on September 27, 2020
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Loves Park residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Rockford is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converte...
Posted in Exhaust
on September 26, 2020
The last new American vehicles sold in Loves Park with a carburetor rolled out of the Illinois dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Loves Park, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 25, 2020
Hello Loves Park, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine,...
Posted in Parts
on September 24, 2020
A lot of Loves Park drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. C...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 23, 2020
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 Loves Park driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Illinois, winter tires differed from highway tires only in ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 22, 2020