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Know Your Towing Limits in Bloomington

Video: Some Bloomington drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Bloomington, you should be aware of safety issues, Illinois towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important ... Read More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Video: Most Bloomington drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your v... Read More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Bloomington Automobiles

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Bloomington drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Bloomington, Illinois, st... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Bloomington

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Bloomington drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's c... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Bloomington

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Many Bloomington car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated betw... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

Video: If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

Video: When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Bloomington drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other obje... Read More

Tuffy Bloomington Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Video: Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Illinois. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Bloomington residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital ... Read More

Is Your Bloomington Driving Severe?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. People near Bloomington, Illinois, often ask Tuffy Bloomington how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Bloomington, Illinois, service advisor at Tuffy Blo... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Video: The primary job of the serpentine belt for Bloomington drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not c... Read More

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