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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

Diesel Maintenance for Illinois

Video: At Tuffy Bloomington we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Illinois friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Bloomington

Video: Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Bloomington

Video: For those of you in Bloomington, Illinois who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes... Read More

What's up with Diesels in Bloomington?

Video: Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American marke... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Bloomington

Video: Night driving in Bloomington is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just c... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Bloomington?

Video: Hello Bloomington - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see,... Read More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Bloomington

Video: The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Bloomington use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy Bloo... Read More

Tuffy Bloomington Alternator Replacement Service in Bloomington

Video: Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Bloomington is a lot of work for your alternator and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane d... Read More

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