How do Oswego know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the Actual Mileage.To have your odometer checked in Oswego, Ill...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 25, 2016
Today in the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego auto care blog, we're going to talk to Oswego drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, For example, recently four of the world's largest shortened the published intervals for several of their engine models. ...
Posted in Fluids
on February 24, 2016
A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and tens of thousands of miles for Oswego drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that hauls h...
Posted in Suspension
on February 23, 2016
We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Oswego automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, e...
Posted in Service Standards
on February 22, 2016
Wiper blades are critically important to Oswego drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Oswego drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle.If...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on February 21, 2016
Many Oswego residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers. And if you can see smoke, or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego is really a lot more comprehensive the...
Posted in Exhaust
on February 20, 2016
Most people in the Oswego area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. S...
Posted in Service Intervals
on February 19, 2016
Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to lo...
Posted in Suspension
on February 18, 2016
If you're reading this article in Oswego, Illinois, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your friendly Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego tech tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 17, 2016
Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They havent been as common in Oswego because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Oswego auto ow...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 10, 2016