Car Care Tips

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about.It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... Read More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface.But they don't last forever. With care and ... Read More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Oswego drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the steerin... Read More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Most Oswego drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Illinois folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Oswego drivers all know or should know that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more w... Read More

The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)

Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't. Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories. By the way, if your tempted to just leave your broken blinker broken, remember you can get a ticket for not using them, not to mention... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Oswego

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Oswego area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Oswego drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is... Read More

Suspension Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego in Oswego

During an inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego in Oswego, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts.Here's a quick rundown of suspension system components:There are the springs which hold the weight of your vehicle. The... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Oswego Motorists

Oswego residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the fi... Read More

Defensive Driving in Oswego, Illinois

There was a man in the Oswego area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Illinois highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in O... Read More

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