PCV Valve Replacement

September 24, 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,... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

September 6, 2020

Like everything in the Illinois automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Illinois drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Loves Park roads, en... More

Timing Belt

July 28, 2020

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top par... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

July 21, 2020

Local Loves Park 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 ... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

July 15, 2020

Modern vehicles in and around Loves Park run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Loves Park drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have m... More

Loves Park Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

June 28, 2020

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Loves Park, fuel is burned in ... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park

August 5, 2018

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 in... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Loves Park

October 4, 2017

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 b... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Rockford in Loves Park

August 17, 2016

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 ... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Loves Park

February 24, 2016

Today we want to talk to Loves Park car owners about timing belts. Theyre something that many Loves Park drivers dont know much about and yet your vehicle wont run if its broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a... More