Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego About the Importance of Service Intervals

February 26, 2017

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... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego Fuel Saving Tip for Oswego: Check Engine Light

February 19, 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.) Many co... More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

February 12, 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), w... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

February 6, 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 Big... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego

January 30, 2017

Many Oswego car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filters are a leading cause of mass air flow sensor failure and these babies can cost... More

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Oswego

January 24, 2017

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Oswego. If you took an informal poll around Oswego you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people ... More

A New Battery in Oswego

January 15, 2017

Hello Oswego drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Oswego, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new batte... More

Oswego Alignment Service

January 10, 2017

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego Advice on What to Do After You Buy

January 1, 2017

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Oswego drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Oswego area. Cars are sold when families upsize, when families d... More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego

December 26, 2016

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night... More