Today we're talking to Oswego drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Illinois folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important.Without shocks, your...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 14, 2018
If you're gonna drive around the Oswego area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 07, 2018
Hey Oswego - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a v...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 01, 2018
If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling.
One driver in Illinois was heading to work on a hot July day and not...
Posted in Transmission
on September 24, 2018
Hello Oswego - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you ...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 17, 2018
When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My ...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 09, 2018
Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ...
Posted in Steering
on September 02, 2018
Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the jour...
Posted in Inspection
on August 27, 2018
Oswego drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Illinois come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Oswego area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consists...
Posted in Monitoring System
on August 19, 2018
When we Oswego residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ab...
Posted in Diagnostics
on August 12, 2018