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Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Homer Glen Car Owners

Your browser does not support the video tag. A generation ago, Homer Glen drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Homer Glen area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Homer Glen drivers... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Your browser does not support the video tag. Sometimes we hear people in Homer Glen say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Your browser does not support the video tag. All Homer Glen service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powe... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're ... Read More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Homer Glen?

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Homer Glen?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Illinois – approx... Read More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you're reading this article in Homer Glen, Illinois, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Servic... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen in Homer Glen

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and ... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

Your browser does not support the video tag. Many Homer Glen car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated betwe... Read More

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