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Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Homer Glen, Illinois: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somethi... Read More

Homer Glen Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Homer Glen driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Homer Glen residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of ... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Homer Glen

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One o... Read More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen in Homer Glen

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... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Homer Glen

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Homer Glen drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained tra... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Homer Glen. The timing belt’s important j... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Homer Glen.An old timing belt can lose a "tooth" in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timin... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Homer Glen drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more ex... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Homer Glen and at the same time are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better underst... Read More

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