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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 SUV 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 exam... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen On Your Serpentine Belt

Today we’re going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Homer Glen, Illinois customers. Let’s start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That’s the critical device that makes electricity to power the SUV and recharge... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Homer Glen and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness which can be distracting and will affec... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Homer Glen

Every Homer Glen car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here’s what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your SUV owner’s manual will have a recommendation of when to change the filter. S... Read More

The Harm In Skipping An Oil Change For Homer Glen Drivers

People in Homer Glen have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues? Some new vehicle manufacturers in Homer Glen are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 ... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Homer Glen people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Homer Glen motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. T... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths In Homer Glen Illinois

Myths passed around our Homer Glen Illinois community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the SUVs of yesteryear and declare their moder... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles In Homer Glen Illinois

Before the recession hit, the median age for cars in the Homer Glen Illinois area (zip code: 60491) was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehi... Read More

Gas Savings In Homer Glen: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Homer Glen increase the cost of living for Illinois car owners. You’ve probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Homer Glen vehicle owners to skimp in other areas... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen And The Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Homer Glen auto owners don’t have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Homer Glen drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular... Read More

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