When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

October 17, 2021

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road? They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!). You have a wheel... More

The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller

October 10, 2021

Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around. But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants long life and dependable performance from the vehicle, manual has the way to achieve that long life and... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

October 3, 2021

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

The New Blade in Town

September 26, 2021

If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new designs that are worth a look. One of the latest is called the beam blade. It's different than conve... More

I NEED All Wheel Drive (Pros and Cons of AWD)

September 19, 2021

So winter has arrived and you don't feel confident in how your 2-wheel drive vehicle does in the snow and ice. You envy all those people with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cars, trucks and SUVs. You start thinking, "I need one of those. I'll be able to go anywhere without any w... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Alternator Replacement Service in Homer Glen

September 12, 2021

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Homer Glen is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane d... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

September 5, 2021

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

An Oil for All Seasons (Engine Oil Selection)

August 29, 2021

You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer. Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil? While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news. Most drivers don't have to, and here's why. Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses. That thicknes... More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

August 22, 2021

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Illinois residents to review their finances. More and more Homer Glen drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North America tod... More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

August 15, 2021

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... More