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Illinois: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Illinois residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

Hello Illinois! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power ... Read More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it.A driver noticed his vehicl... Read More

Sniffing Out a Problem

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention.For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... Read More

Procrastination Prevention in Homer Glen

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Homer Glen residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect flui... Read More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your ... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Need a New Battery? Call Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Today

Hello Homer Glen drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Homer Glen, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process ... Read More

Battery Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen in Homer Glen

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Homer Glen runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the... Read More

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