Cold Weather Vehicle No-Nos (Items to Avoid Storing in a Freezing Vehicle)

March 3, 2024

It's always easier to leave a few things in your vehicle so you'll have them on hand. But in cold weather, while it's a good idea to carry items such as a phone charger, blanket and shovel, there are some things you shouldn't store in your vehicle. Medicines and drugs. Cold temperatures can af... More

A Head Start on Starting (Battery Testing)

February 25, 2024

If your vehicle isn't starting or doesn't sound like it used to when you crank it, the culprit may be the battery. You may have left a light on, or something plugged into one of charging ports. Maybe you accidentally left your vehicle in the "on" or "accessory" position when you last got out. M... More

Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)

February 18, 2024

You may have noticed your vehicle going through lean times. By that, we mean it's literally leaning to one side. When you notice that, you should get it checked out at your service facility soon because you could have a serious problem. Many things can cause a vehicle to lean. You may have pro... More

Motor Oil?The Synthetic Advantage (Synthetic oil vs Conventional)

February 11, 2024

Youve probably already heard that regular oil changes are extremely important for the health of your vehicles engine. Thats sound advice. But what you might not know is when it comes to motor oil, the real thing may not be the best thing for your engine. There are different types of motor oil: ... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

February 4, 2024

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

January 28, 2024

If you're reading this article in Oswego, Illinois, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego tells you the manufacturer recommends some additiona... More

The Red Menace (How to Deal with Rust)

January 21, 2024

Rust. It's worse if you drive in places that use salt on the roads in winter, or if you spend time driving near a body of salt water. But any vehicle has to deal with rust after years on the road. And it's not just that rust can eat away your vehicle's body and fenders. It can be a real probl... More

Talk to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

January 14, 2024

Custom wheels are one way that Oswego folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be m... More

The Light Many Drivers Fear (Check Engine Light)

January 7, 2024

Ask just about any driver about one thing they fear seeing inside their vehicle and they'll say it's the Check Engine light coming on. You know, that little light on your instrument panel that is in the shape of a vehicle engine, often accompanied by the words Check, Check Engine, Check Engine Se... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

January 1, 2024

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More