Car Care Tips

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen?

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... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen: Timing Belt Overview

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... Read More

Used Cars: Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Advice on What to Do After You Buy

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... Read More

Nighttime Visibility in Homer Glen

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... Read More

Engine Hydration for Homer Glen Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

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... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

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... Read More

Saving Lives in Homer Glen with Tire Pressure

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... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

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... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

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... Read More

Emergency Items for Homer Glen

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... Read More

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