Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

February 28, 2016

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Oswego drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expens... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego in Oswego

February 27, 2016

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Oswego drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Illinois driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego, our team will check your brake system and let you know i... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

February 26, 2016

Oswego drivers know that if their air conditioning system isnt making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to lubr... More

Are There Blind Spots in Oswego?

February 25, 2016

All Oswego drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Oswego.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can g... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Oswego, Illinois Vehicle

February 25, 2016

How do Oswego drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Oswe... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego

February 24, 2016

Today in the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego auto care blog, we're going to talk to Oswego drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego customers. For example, recently four of the world'... More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego in Oswego

February 23, 2016

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Oswego drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that hauls heavy ... More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Oswego

February 22, 2016

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Oswego automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, ever... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego: Wiper Blade Options

February 21, 2016

Wiper blades are critically important to Oswego drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Oswego drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. I... More

Oswego Exhaust and Emissions Service

February 20, 2016

Many Oswego residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Oswego is really a lot more comprehensive these days... More