Oil's Well That Ends Well (Oil Change Grades and Weight)

November 27, 2022

Changing your oil regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running well. And knowing the right type of oil to use is also very important. Engine oil is classified by weight, but it doesn't refer to how much the oil would weigh if you put it on a scale. It r... More

Alleviate the Creaks and Squeaks (Chassis Lubrication)

November 20, 2022

If your vehicle creaks and squeaks when you drive down the road, it may mean that some of the metal parts are rubbing against each other and need to be lubricated. Those could be parts of the suspension, steering system and the drivetrain. Years ago, most vehicles had to have their chassis (wha... More

The Little Valve that Could (PCV Valve Replacement)

November 13, 2022

It's easy to get letters like PVC and PCV mixed up. PVC is a plastic that's used in a lot of things, especially plumbing pipes. And PCV is a valve that helps your engine burn off excess fumes rather than having them pollute our atmosphere. PCV stands for positive crankcase ventilation. When y... More

Heat and your Tires (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)

November 6, 2022

With hotter weather and brutal heat waves becoming more common, the pressure in your vehicle's tires goes up. After all, heat causes air to expand, and the air in your tires follows the laws of physics. Overinflated tires can reduce your vehicle's traction, cause a hard, punishing ride and make ... More

Shifty Letters PRNDL (Transmission)

October 30, 2022

You probably figured out those shifty letters. They're what you see on your automatic transmission shifter and stand for Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive and Low. Your automatic transmission is one of the great automotive inventions; here are some ways you can keep yours working well. Maintain you... More

The Flat Fix that Fits (Tire Repairs)

October 23, 2022

Can you think of anyone who likes getting a flat tire? Of course not. But when one of your tires winds up with a flat or leak, whether it be from things like hitting a curb, running over a nail or picking up a sharp stone, it's time to have someone who knows what they're doing take care of it. ... More

Rubber Match (Tire Replacement)

October 16, 2022

A set of new tires isn't probably high on anyone's list of exciting purchases. But since your life is literally riding on them, it's probably a good idea to know when it's time for you to buy new ones. If you've been feeling your vehicle slipping more in wet weather or it takes a longer distance... More

Oh, Stop! (Disc Brake Service)

October 9, 2022

Every time you drive your vehicle, you wear down your brakes just a little bit. And after a while, that adds up. Gradually, your stopping power isn't like it used to be. Since brakes are one of your vehicle's most important safety features, it just makes sense to keep them performing well. Mos... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Bloomington

October 4, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Bloomington area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Bloomington area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problem... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

October 3, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Bloomington driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Bloomington will ch... More