If you're reading this article in Homer Glen, Illinois, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen tells you the manufacturer reco...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 02, 2018
If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.
The technology to do just that has been around for a long t...
Posted in Following Recommended Intervals
on August 27, 2018
If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB....
Posted in Monitoring System
on August 20, 2018
Hello, Homer Glen residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Homer Glen auto owners don't need to filter the...
Posted in Fuel System
on August 12, 2018
We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Homer Glen automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfort...
Posted in Service Standards
on August 07, 2018
Warm weather or cold, Homer Glen drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Homer Glen people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on July 30, 2018
Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Homer Glen. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are ...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on July 24, 2018
Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Homer Glen drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm)...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on July 17, 2018
Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ...
Posted in Fluids
on July 09, 2018
Homer Glen drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From ...
Posted in Cooling System
on July 03, 2018