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Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Yorkville in Yorkville

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the altern... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Yorkville Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go fro... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Yorkville Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Yorkville drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up a... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Yorkville

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Yorkville drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained tr... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Yorkville: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Yorkville drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Yorkville Tune Up

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surpr... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Yorkville: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Yorkville drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Illinois  ... Read More

Tuffy Yorkville Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Yorkville residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect flu... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Yorkville?

Hello Yorkville - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So y... Read More

Smart Yorkville Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Yorkvill... Read More

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