It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

November 15, 2020

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Loves Park

October 6, 2020

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Loves Park area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Loves Park area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold ve... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

October 5, 2020

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Loves Park driver's maintenance schedule. An i... More

Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

August 23, 2020

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

May 24, 2020

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Tuffy Rockford Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Loves Park

March 22, 2020

Let's talk about something critical for all Loves Park drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

February 23, 2020

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Loves Park, Illinois Vehicle

June 18, 2018

How do Loves Park drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage re... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Rockford

November 19, 2017

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Loves Park drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, ... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

July 31, 2017

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Loves Park area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and... More