Car Care Tips

Don't Be Fuelish

Video: If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

Video: When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Bloomington drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other obje... Read More

Tuffy Bloomington Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Video: Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Illinois. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Bloomington residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital ... Read More

Is Your Bloomington Driving Severe?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. People near Bloomington, Illinois, often ask Tuffy Bloomington how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Bloomington, Illinois, service advisor at Tuffy Blo... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bloomington: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Video: The primary job of the serpentine belt for Bloomington drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not c... Read More

Distracted Driving

Video: When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

Charge It in Bloomington for Extended Battery Life

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Here's an interesting statistic for our in Bloomington, Illinois, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 mon... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Bloomington, Illinois Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. How do Bloomington drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is... Read More

Bloomington Customer Detective Work

Video: One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Bloomington in Bloomington is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Illinois are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it... Read More

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Tuffy Bloomington

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. There are a lot of things in life that Bloomington residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Bloomington dentist twice a y... Read More

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