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Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

Video: Many Homer Glen car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air ... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

Video: Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by ge... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Homer Glen, Illinois

Video: Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Homer Glen, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Fuel Saving Tip for Homer Glen: Check Engine Light

Video: Here's a question for Homer Glen, 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 Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many condi... Read More

Lease or Buy?

Video: Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Homer Glen drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pay... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Homer Glen

Video: There’s not much Homer Glen drivers can do about the price of gas in 
Illinois, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave st... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Video: Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Homer Glen conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the w... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Homer Glen

Video: Night driving in Homer Glen is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just ca... Read More

Hey Homer Glen Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

Video: Nowadays, Homer Glen drivers are paying more at Illinois gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Illinois drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their o... Read More

Homer Glen Exhaust and Emissions Service

Video: Many Homer Glen residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen is really a lot more comprehensiv... Read More


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