The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they s...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on April 28, 2019
Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Homer Glen streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon ...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 21, 2019
Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Homer Glen, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Homer Glen drivers should do in case of an accident:When an acci...
Posted in Drive Train
on April 14, 2019
Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Homer Glen drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Illinois to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But pr...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 07, 2019