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Cool Running in Oswego

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper p... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

Video: When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item.  The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked.  Well, some of the time.  Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers.  It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Oswego drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Illinois roa... Read More

Blind Spot Safety for Oswego Driving

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Oswego, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego: Making a Battery Last Longer

Video: One thing all Oswego 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 Tire & Auto Service Oswego can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply ... Read More

Illinois: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Video: Illinois 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 what ... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego

Video: All of us in Oswego know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air f... Read More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego in Oswego

Video: Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Oswego drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Illinois to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Video: Ask any Oswego man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car i... Read More

Battery Basics for Oswego

Video: It's important for Oswego drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Oswego area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. Howeve... Read More

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