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Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Bloomington, Illinois

Video: The median age for cars in the Bloomington, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Bloomington we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Bloomington area, bring it into Tuffy Bloomington for high-mile... Read More

Breathe Deep in Bloomington With a New Cabin Air Filter

Video: Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Bloomington auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 t... Read More

Make Your Vehicle Last

Video: We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Illinois folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Bloomington, Illinois

Video: If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Bloomington, Illinois.Unless they drive a vintage car, Bloomington auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual ... Read More

Lease or Buy?

Video: Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Bloomington drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pa... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Video: Bloomington 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 s... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Serpentine Belt Overview

Video: The technicians at Tuffy Bloomington know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds around pu... Read More

Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Bloomington Drivers

Video: Hello Bloomington! Today's Tuffy Bloomington vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a ... Read More

Right or Left? Tuffy Bloomington Power Steering Service

Video: Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Brake Noise

Video: Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Bloomington. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are... Read More

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