Car Care Tips

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Bloomington in Bloomington

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges your car battery. Without the alte... Read More

Picking the Right Tires in Bloomington

Shopping for tires in Bloomington can be bewildering because there are a multitude of choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Bloomington are looking for max... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Bloomington

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Bloomington area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Bloomi... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Bloomington, Illinois

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Illinois environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Bloomington very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Bloo... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Bloomington.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in ... Read More

Tuffy Bloomington and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Bloomington residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Bloomington drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular mainte... Read More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Bloomington

Hello Bloomington! Did you know that the first federally mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Illinois vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government ... Read More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Bloomington

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Bloomington automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortun... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Bloomington we've had a lot of Bloomington customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 perc... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Bloomington for Better Performance

Hi Bloomington residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn... Read More

Categories

Air Conditioning
Alignment
Automotive News
Battery
Brakes
Cabin Air Filter
Cooling System
Dashboard
Diagnostics
Diesel Maintenance
Differential Service
Drive Train
Engine Air Filter
Exhaust
Fluids
Following Recommended Intervals
Fuel Economy
Fuel System
Headlamps
Inspection
Keys to a long lasting vehicle
Maintenance
Monitoring System
none
Older Vehicles
Parts
Safety
Serpentine Belt
Service Intervals
Service Standards
Shocks & Struts
Steering
Suspension
Timing Belt
Tires and Wheels
Transmission
Warranty
Windshield Wipers

Archives

March
February
January
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014

your local Tuffy, please enter your zip code or city and state for the location nearest you.