A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

July 25, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Homer Glen Drivers

July 18, 2021

Knowing how their engine works can help Homer Glen drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down ... More

See the Light (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)

July 11, 2021

It's happened to all of us. We're driving down a highway at night and over a crest appears a car with its high beams blazing. You are momentarily blinded, hoping the other driver will switch them to their low beam setting and restore your vision. Not only do we not appreciate being blinded, fac... More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen in Homer Glen

July 4, 2021

There are a lot of drivers in Homer Glen who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Illinois these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Homer Glen folks don't even ... More

Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)

June 27, 2021

You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe driving. While new electronic devices are helping drivers be ... More

Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)

June 20, 2021

No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you. The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine. If you're wondering if that's normal, no, it isn't. And it is worth getting checked out. The good news is that... More

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

June 13, 2021

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... More

That Squeal is Telling You Something (What Causes Squealing While Steering)

June 6, 2021

If you hear a squealing noise when you turn your vehicle, it's trying to tell you something is wrong. After all, it never made that noise before, right? The sound you hear may becoming from a few sources. Let's take a look (or a listen) to some of the possibilities. First, you almost certainl... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

May 30, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

May 23, 2021

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... More