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

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),... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

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 B... Read More

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

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 c... Read More

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

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 peopl... Read More

A New Battery in Oswego

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 b... Read More

Oswego Alignment Service

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... Read More

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

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... Read More

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

 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 n... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego: Air Conditioning – Common Problem

Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Oswego. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Oswego drivers that visit Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego is co... Read More

Stay Safe in Oswego by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Oswego resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Illinois rescue workers. Rescue workers and Oswego police are well aware of this di... Read More

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