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 ...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 13, 2018
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...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on February 06, 2018
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 m...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 28, 2018
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...
Posted in Headlamps
on January 21, 2018
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...
Posted in Service Intervals
on January 15, 2018
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 com...
Posted in Exhaust
on January 07, 2018
Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different ...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 03, 2018
Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Homer Glen require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also som...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on December 18, 2017
No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Homer Glen, Illinois, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Homer Glen, Illinois, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free o...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 10, 2017
At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen we've had a lot of Homer Glen customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine ye...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 04, 2017