Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing th...
Posted in Service Intervals
on February 26, 2017
Here's a question for Oswego, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your check engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)
Posted in Fuel System
on February 19, 2017
The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which c...
Posted in Timing Belt
on February 12, 2017
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 cars are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free".Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Oswego Bigfoot f...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 06, 2017