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
Today in our Tuffy Bloomington blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular phy...
Posted in Service Intervals
on September 01, 2019
It seems like everywhere you go in the Bloomington area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Illinois auto owners want smaller tires and w...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on August 25, 2019
So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Bloomington tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that "severe service" schedule and see some of the following:1. Most of your trips arou...
Posted in Service Intervals
on August 18, 2019
Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle w...
Posted in Inspection
on August 11, 2019
90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Bloomington drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 04, 2019