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PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air... Read More

Timing Belt Replacement in Loves Park

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today we want to talk to Loves Park drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park

Your browser does not support the video tag. Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Loves Park road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alt... Read More

Timing Belt Replacement in Loves Park

Today we want to talk to Loves Park car owners about timing belts. They’re something that many Loves Park drivers don’t know much about and yet your vehicle won’t run if it’s broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usua... Read More

Belvidere Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

Improved fuel economy has two benefits for Loves Park drivers: less fuel is necessary and fewer emissions are released. Belvidere cars and trucks run cleaner than ever. Loves Park auto owners may not realize that the first federally mandated pollution control device came out alm... Read More

Battery Replacement For Your SUV

Modern cars and trucks in and around Loves Park run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Loves Park car owners without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads t... Read More

Emergency Items For Your SUV

Local Chicago roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip. Your close-to-home kit for aroun... Read More

Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly expensive repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's Loves Park car owners take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our critical timing belt. First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the en... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Like everything on the Chicago automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Illinois car owners can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Chicago interstates, enabling you to see farther. They also impro... Read More

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