Homer Glen drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on May 19, 2019
Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts perfo...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 12, 2019
A generation ago, Homer Glen drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Homer Glen shop every year or two f...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 05, 2019
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so th...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on April 28, 2019
Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Homer Glen streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallo...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 21, 2019
Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Homer Glen, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Homer Glen drivers should do in case of an accident:When an ac...
Posted in Drive Train
on April 14, 2019
Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Homer Glen drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Illinois to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But pr...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 07, 2019
Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention.
For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve...
Posted in Fluids
on March 31, 2019
Higher Homer Glen fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Homer Glen drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of hig...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on March 24, 2019
There are several important factors that go into how often Homer Glen drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Illinois ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 17, 2019