The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)

July 25, 2021

So you thought you only had two brake lights. Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle. They're sometimes in the inside of the vehicle behind the back window, or they could be in the deck lid, on the roof or on the spare wheel carr... More

Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

July 18, 2021

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego

July 11, 2021

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

July 4, 2021

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

Give it the Boot (Ball Joint Boot Replacement)

June 27, 2021

Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it. They're called ball joint boots. They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspension (called ball joints) from all the hazards the road can fling at them. If one of those ball joint boots... More

Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

June 20, 2021

We've all seen drivers who do things thatlet's be frankreally irritate us. They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place. They really "T" us off. These are the bad drivers who fit their description to a "T." The Tailgater. You've seen this terr... More

Do you have a Clue (Get the Most Out of a Service Visit)

June 13, 2021

When you head to the doctor, you probably have it in your mind what you're going to say about why you don't feel good. That way your doctor can use that information to diagnose your problem. You might want to think of that same approach when you take your vehicle in for a repair. Experts say wha... More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Oswego, Illinois

June 6, 2021

Everyone in Oswego, Illinois eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Oswego, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that w... More

Emergency Items for Oswego

May 30, 2021

Safe Illinois travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego. But there are other things Oswego residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your lif... More

Breathe Deep in Oswego With a New Cabin Air Filter

May 23, 2021

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Oswego auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,... More