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Arrive Alive in Bloomington

Video: We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Bloomington. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Illinois roads.The truth is that all o... Read More

Wasteful Thinking

Video: With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... Read More

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

Video: {?video;480;360;http://www.youtube.com/embed/0t63k66IjSk;http://www.protech-automotive.com/Car-Care-Tips/content/images/AAA_ExtremeHeat.jpg;/video?} With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak ... Read More

Tuffy Bloomington Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Video: Illinois service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Bloomington drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Bloomington fuel system cleaning: Over time, ... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Bloomington

Video: Every Bloomington car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. ... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Bloomington?

Video: Today's Tuffy Bloomington article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Bloomington drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Illinois who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire b... Read More

Bloomington Tire Repair

Video: Most Bloomington residents have experienced a flat tire. You know it's inconvenient and a pain. Our tires are important. Keeping them in good working order isn't just a big safety issue for Bloomington drivers – it also has a financial impact. With high Illinois gas prices, we've all heard about... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Bloomington

Video: If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Bloomington. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better under... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Bloomington in Bloomington

Video: When we Bloomington 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 h... Read More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Bloomington

Video: Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehi... Read More

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