If you're a quart low in your SUV, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Oswego area. The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is yo...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 18, 2014
It seems like everywhere you go in the Oswego area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter, drivers are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Illinois drivers want smaller tires and wheels - some want larger - and some want them enormous...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on December 09, 2014
For those of you in Oswego Illinois who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6. For example, in one family of engines the conventional V...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 04, 2014
A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Oswego Illinois roads have one or more service or repair that's needed, but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. So...
Posted in Inspection
on November 26, 2014
We find that a lot of Oswego service and repair at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions, but don't want to be embarrassed or to seem pushy. Cars are very complicated and there's more to k...
Posted in Service Standards
on November 21, 2014
Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Oswego car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and - well a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Oswego, Illinois folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer. Fortunately, with the current state of automotive...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 11, 2014
If you've walked through the automotive fluids of an auto parts store in Oswego, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle? As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you dr...
Posted in Fluids
on November 07, 2014
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The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Oswego drivers and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most of us Oswego motorists.
Let’s get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your check...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 30, 2014
Today we want to talk to Oswego car owners about timing belts. They’re something that many Oswego 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 break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale...
Posted in Parts
on October 23, 2014
Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Oswego runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we’re most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like t...
Posted in Battery
on October 17, 2014