Bloomington auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Bloomington, Illinois, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if yo...
Posted in Cooling System
on November 10, 2019
Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Bloomington drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for "all-season" radials. Illinois drivers ran o...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 03, 2019
In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Bloomington. The timing belt’s important ...
Posted in Timing Belt
on October 27, 2019
If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it.Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on October 20, 2019
In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why.It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 13, 2019
Let's talk about air quality in Bloomington. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Bloomington drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that c...
Posted in Suspension
on October 06, 2019
Safe Illinois travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Bloomington. But there are other things Bloomington residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help...
Posted in Safety
on September 29, 2019
Imagine you've left Bloomington and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their ow...
Posted in Automotive News
on September 22, 2019
Here's a question for Bloomington, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpso...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 15, 2019
We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 08, 2019