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Severe Service Requirements

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... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Rockford we've had a lot of Loves Park customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any g... Read More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Rockford

These days many people in the Loves Park area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a sch... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Loves Park

Every Loves Park car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Loves Park Autos

If you are a driver in Loves Park and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Syn... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Loves Park Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Loves Park is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Loves Park who've been used... Read More

10 Services Loves Park Drivers Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Loves Park. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - w... Read More

Tuffy Rockford Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Loves Park service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine... Read More

Keep Your Loves Park Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Loves Park - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every b... Read More

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