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Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... Read More

Drive Train Service in Homer Glen at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... Read More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... Read More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Homer Glen

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... 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 th... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen?

Hello Homer Glen - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So yo... Read More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Homer Glen

One Homer Glen automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Homer Glen, but they're very . First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and ... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Homer Glen?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Homer Glen and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Homer Glen area roads today, and many more bein... Read More

Differential Service in Homer Glen, Illinois - What You Need To Know

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don’t know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Homer Glen, Illinois, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you hav... Read More

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