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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Rockford: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Loves Park drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Rockford can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted – like fr... Read More

Procrastination Prevention in Loves Park

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... Read More

The Tuffy Rockford Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Loves Park Drivers: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Loves Park residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So wh... Read More

Tuffy Rockford Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's Tuffy Rockford post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Rockford service advisor will kn... Read More

Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Loves Park Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hello Loves Park ! Today's Tuffy Rockford car care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine po... Read More

Need a New Battery? Call Tuffy Rockford Today

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hello Loves Park drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Loves Park , bits of the surface of t... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, inc... Read More

Tuffy Rockford Alternator Replacement Service in Loves Park

Your browser does not support the video tag. Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Loves Park  is a lot of work for your alternator and as upgrades such as heated steering ... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Loves Park residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or three thousand miles. But rece... Read More

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