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Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

Anyone who drives a car in Homer Glen knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen in Homer Glen

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the altern... Read More

Homer Glen Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Homer Glen on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are consi... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

Many Homer Glen car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. D... Read More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the jour... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Homer Glen, Illinois

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Homer Glen, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road i... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Fuel Saving Tip for Homer Glen: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for Homer Glen, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) M... Read More

Lease or Buy?

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 ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Homer Glen

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... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

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... Read More

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