Tj's Auto Center Inc.

Tj's Auto Center Inc.


We have been taking our business to Tjs for over 30 years and they have always been great to us. We feel very confident in the advice and service we have gotten from them.
My car is a 1994 Mercury Tracer and TJ's does an amazing job taking care of it. I recently had my brakes done and my air conditioner recharged. My air is cold and my brakes work really well. I won't go anywhere else.
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What would you tell a newcomer about your hometown?


At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Whether it's the school run, commuting to work, walking your dog, or simply enjoying what nature has to offer - we all need to be aware of what's going on around us. Although you can't be responsible for the way people drive, you can take several steps to make yourself safer as a pedestrian.


While laws vary, a vehicle is generally considered totaled when the cost to repair it exceeds its value. Depending on your coverage, if your car is totaled, your auto insurance company may reimburse you for the current market value of your vehicle.


What are your favorite tunes for those long trips?


Modern automotive technology has brought with it a slew of acronyms that can be a challenge to grasp but are important to understand.


Jello Pudding Pops, phones with keyboards, the DeLorean... what discontinued things do you wish would come back?


TJ's Auto Center wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday.


The heaviest travel days of the year are upon us. Keep these tips in mind to safe when navigating to your holiday destinations.


Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your car's sound system.


The seasons are changing and as temperatures shift, potholes are more likely to spring up. Here are are a few simple things you can do to avoid major damage.


Have you ever wondered if your vehicle would be better off with higher octane fuel? While some vehicles do require premium gas, experts agree that there's no need to spend more at the pump if your car or truck is designed to run on regular.


TJ's Auto Center extends a sincere thank you to all of the brave men and women of the armed forces for their service.


Terms used to describe safety systems in a car fall under one big acronym: ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Lane-Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning both work to help drivers stay in their lane.


All internal combustion engines need three things to run - air, fuel and spark. The fuel system is critical in storing and delivering the gasoline or diesel fuel your engine needs to run. Think of it as your vascular system, with a heart (fuel pump), veins (fuel lines) and kidneys (filter). A failure in any of these fuel system components has the same devastating effects as in your body. No need to fear, the technicians at TJ's Auto Center are experts at diagnosing these kinds of problems.


TJ's Auto Center hopes you have an awesome weekend!


We're always on the look-out for qualified professionals. Contact TJ's Auto Center today to learn more.


As you travel home from work or head out for the evening, TJ's Auto Center reminds you to stay safe and be sure to keep an eye out on the roads for costumed pedestrians, big and small!


When safe driving is discussed, one common recommendation is sticking to the two-second rule.


Zipper merges are used when a lane is closed ahead due to road construction or maintenance work. They are designed to keep traffic moving by allowing drivers to use both lanes until reaching the merge point. Most drivers tend to merge at the first sight of a "lane closed ahead" sign, however many experts now suggest that zipper merges provide several benefits to the traveling public. They claim that risks decrease when motorists use both lanes until reaching the defined merge area and then alternate or take turns moving to the open lane in a zipper-like fashion.


A check engine light doesn't have to be scary. If this light graces your dashboard, give TJ's Auto Center a call and we can help you diagnose the problem and perform any necessary repairs.


The International Day of the Nacho is October 21. This day should be full of nachos - covered with cheese and all kinds of delicious additions like black beans, olives, guacamole, chili - you name it!


If your interior has seen better days, you can always take it to a professional detailer for a deep down clean. However, if you're up for putting in a little elbow grease, you can spruce things up yourself. Here are just a few DIY car-cleaning tips.


Do you know the difference between these two services? Balancing a tire is completely different than aligning a car, not to mention that these maintenance services treat two totally different automotive ailments.


On average, over 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year. Use these tips to stay safe when you are traveling through work zones.


The holidays will be here before you know it so now is a good time to get your car ready for long-distance travel. Here are a few tips that might help you save money, stay safe, and manage unexpected hurdles. You'll also want to stop by TJ's Auto Center Inc to stay on top of regular maintenance or for a pre-trip inspection before hitting the road.


It's Monday, and at TJ's Auto Center Inc we're gassed up and ready to go! What gets you going at the beginning of the week?


What driving rules do you wish everyone would follow?


Modern engineering has made driving a vehicle easier on the ears than ever but there are some noises you don't want to hear, because they can signal trouble. Every once in a while, roll down the windows and start listening. If you hear any of the these troubling noises, give TJ's Auto Center Inc a call today!


Sitting in the car in the same position for a long period of time can trigger back pain. If you're a passenger, you may be able to make yourself comfortable or take medications for back pain relief. However, if you're behind the wheel, you don't have that choice. Here are a few tips that we hope will help.


If you're confused about motor oil - the right time to change it, how often to change it, what's the best oil for your car, the first answer to a lot of those questions is the same: check your owner's manual. In addition, the expert technicians at TJ's Auto Center Inc can make recommendations based on your specific vehicle and driving habits.


Of all the odors that can get ground into the upholstery and carpet in a car, smoke from ci**rs and ci******es can be the toughest to get rid of. The smell may not bother smokers who are still in the habit of lighting up, but it can quickly become a nuisance to those who are in the process of quitting and any new owner of a used car that is still haunted by the scents of smokers past.


Making our vehicles last is important these days. TJ's Auto Center Inc suggests keeping these tips in mind to help keep your car on the road a little longer.

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Did you know that one of the first devices for signaling turns in automobiles was invented by a movie star?

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Tomorrow is the first day of Fall! Here are 3 simple ways you can get your vehicles ready for the new season. Call TJ's Auto Center Inc today to schedule a tune-up or maintenance service.

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On Talk Like a Pirate Day, the tradition is to walk, talk, and act like a pirate. ARRRRE ye joining in the fun?

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The purpose of Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) is not to illuminate the view in front of your car. Instead, they make your car more visible to the drivers and pedestrians you're approaching. Consequently, they point forward rather than downward as headlights and fog lights do. A 2010 publication from the Minnesota Department of Transportation stated that DRLs reduced the number of daytime crashes from 10% to 5% and a 2008 study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) placed the accident reduction with DRLs at 5.7% for light trucks and vans.

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From James Bond to Back to the Future, there have been some incredible on-screen stories featuring awesome cars. TJ's Auto Center Inc wonders what are your favorite cars from the big or small screen?

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While it's not always necessary, synthetic oil is designed to be more effective at resisting breakdown and withstanding high temperatures. There are situations where that resistance to breakdown can help prolong the life of your engine. When it's time for your next oil change call TJ's Auto Center Inc and we'll be happy to discuss what type of oil will work best for your car and your lifestyle.

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Today TJ's Auto Center Inc remembers those we lost on September 11, 2001 and gives thanks to the brave citizens and first responders who put their lives on the line. On Patriot Day, U.S. flags are lowered halfway and there is a country-wide moment of silence at 8:46 am Eastern.

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A vehicle history report is an important part of the used car buying process. Buyers should review a history report to discover any hidden issues the car experienced during its time on the road. While there's a lot of information these reports offer, including major accidents, number of owners, and service history, there are plenty of things that you just can't know without a thorough inspection. To avoid making a costly mistake, we always recommend stopping by TJ's Auto Center Inc for a pre-purchase inspection.



3427 E State St
Rockford, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5pm
Friday 7:30am - 5pm

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