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Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Bloomington, Illinois

Bloomington auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Bloomington, Illinois, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if yo... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Bloomington: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Bloomington drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for "all-season" radials. Illinois drivers ran o... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Bloomington. The timing belt’s important ... Read More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it.Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ... Read More

Don't Stack the Mat

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why.It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... Read More

Bloomington Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

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... Read More

Emergency Items for Bloomington

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... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Bloomington Vehicle

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... Read More

Tuffy Bloomington Fuel Saving Tip for Bloomington: Check Engine Light

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... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

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... Read More

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