On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

December 11, 2016

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Bloomington service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a computer ... More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Bloomington

December 6, 2016

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Bloomington article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Bloomington... More

Tuffy Bloomington Automotive Tips: Alternator

November 30, 2016

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows, and everything you plug into the ... More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Bloomington: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Bloomington

November 22, 2016

Taking care of our tires is part of car care for Bloomington drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Bloomingt... More

Nighttime Visibility in Bloomington

November 13, 2016

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Bloomington area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibilityIt's said that 90 percent of our driving deci... More

Water Pump

November 8, 2016

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat and the water pump The water pump's like the he... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Alignment Inspection

November 1, 2016

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Bloomington drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Bloomington will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspensi... More

Engine Air Filter From Tuffy Bloomington

October 25, 2016

Many Bloomington drivers have found themselves in the following situation: they go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Bloomington recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you... More

Tire Maintenance in Bloomington

October 17, 2016

With the recent focus in the Bloomington area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Bloomington drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving... More

The Tuffy Bloomington Guide to Custom Wheels

October 9, 2016

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Bloomington drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye... More