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Give me a Brake (Light)!

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... Read More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

The price of gas in Illinois has got people in Yorkville talking. It seems that Yorkville folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to ... Read More

Stay Safe in Yorkville by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Yorkville resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Illinois rescue workers. Rescue workers and Yorkville police are well aware of ... Read More

Questions to Ask Your Yorkville Service Advisor

We find that a lot of Yorkville drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to lear... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Yorkville: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Yorkville 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 com... Read More

Let Tuffy Yorkville Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Yorkville area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Yorkville drivers w... Read More

The Tuffy Yorkville Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at Tuffy Yorkville in Yorkville, and Illinois car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Yorkville drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel econ... Read More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Yorkville drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your veh... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Yorkville: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Yorkville residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Illinois folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but somet... Read More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Yorkville in Yorkville

There are a lot of drivers in Yorkville who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Illinois these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Yorkville folks don... Read More

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