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The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego Guide to Tire Specs

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Oswego service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind wh... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle compo... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

There's a lot of auto advice in Illinois right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to ... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Oswego, Illinois

Myths passed around our Oswego, Illinois community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recal... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego in Oswego

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a stan... Read More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Oswego: Air Conditioning Service

Most Oswego drivers don't even think about their air conditioner.Now here's a tip for Oswego vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Illinois winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Oswego service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine bel... Read More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Oswego, Illinois

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Oswego, Illinois, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Oswego, Illinois, they require the manufacturer to iss... Read More

Sniffing Out a Problem

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention.For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... Read More

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