Hello Homer Glen - 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 yo...
Posted in Drive Train
on October 22, 2017
In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Homer Glen. The timing belt’s important j...
Posted in Timing Belt
on October 18, 2017
Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Homer Glen drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Homer Glen area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, whe...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on October 11, 2017
There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Homer Glen area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our driving...
Posted in Headlamps
on October 01, 2017
The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug...
Posted in Cooling System
on September 28, 2017
All of us in Homer Glen know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your a...
Posted in Engine Air Filter
on September 13, 2017
All new passenger vehicles on our Homer Glen, Illinois, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 04, 2017
The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Homer Glen.An old timing belt can lose a "tooth" in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timin...
Posted in Timing Belt
on August 29, 2017
Like everything in the Illinois automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Illinois drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Homer Glen roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your periph...
Posted in Parts
on August 20, 2017
Safe Illinois travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen. But there are other things Homer Glen residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just ma...
Posted in Safety
on August 17, 2017