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New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Technician Training

Homer Glen consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have... Read More

Bad Vibes

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something.There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Homer Glen

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Homer Glen area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur c... Read More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news anything but the sound of the vehicle itself.And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to ... Read More

In the Hot Seat (Repair and Maintenance of Seat Heaters)

It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it. You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but wait! It's not getting warmer. Oh no, what's wrong with my seat heater? There could be lots of reasons it's not working, and it cou... Read More

Make your Service Visit at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen a Good One

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible.For one thing, it's important to describe your p... Read More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Homer Glen, Illinois Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They c... Read More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Homer Glen can cause your vehicle's wheels t... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Homer Glen Drivers

When people in Homer Glen talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Illinois? Yet we often don't e... Read More

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