Car Care Tips

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Oswego

Every Oswego car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replac... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Oswego, Illinois

The median age for cars in the Oswego, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Oswego area, bring it into Tuffy Tire &am... Read More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Oswego. The timing belt’s important job i... Read More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Oswego drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicl... Read More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, you... Read More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Oswego

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and dome... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Oswego drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Illinois free... Read More

Budget for Maintenance in Oswego

Sometimes busy Oswego residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Illinois in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego in Oswego

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the altern... Read More

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