Car Care Tips

February 2016

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen in Homer Glen

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

There are a lot of things in life that Homer Glen residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Homer Glen dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. Whe... Read More

Check Your Shocks and Struts at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

Today we're talking to Homer Glen drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Illinois folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important.Without shocks, your wh... Read More

Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen we get a lot of Homer Glen drivers asking about car trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's important to know that the car is up to the task and won't le... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen: Serpentine Belt System Wear

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Homer Glen drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not co... Read More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Homer Glen, Illinois

Everyone in Homer Glen, Illinois eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Homer Glen, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categor... Read More

The Importance Of Homer Glen Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Homer Glen with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How ab... Read More

Keep it Flowing With A Fuel Filter Replacement At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Homer Glen use fuel filters.For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy Tire... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better For Homer Glen Motorists

Homer Glen residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in ... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Guide To Tire Specs

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Homer Glen service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the ... Read More

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