Most Illinois auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditi...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on July 10, 2016
Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find you...
Posted in Cooling System
on July 05, 2016
Most Homer Glen drivers don't even think about their air conditioner.
Now here's a tip for Homer Glen vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Illinois winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out.
The air conditioner actually removes...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on June 27, 2016
Every vehicle on Illinois roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle, but most Homer Glen residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travel...
Posted in Differential Service
on June 21, 2016
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?
A. A filter for your Homer Glen house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters...
Posted in Suspension
on June 12, 2016
One thing all Homer Glen drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be...
Posted in Fluids
on June 05, 2016
Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Homer Glen. If you took an informal poll around Homer Glen you'd probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Homer...
Posted in Steering
on May 29, 2016
There's a lot of auto advice in Illinois right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 24, 2016
Some Homer Glen vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen and other Homer Glen auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.
Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Homer Glen for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise....
Posted in Service Standards
on May 16, 2016
If you are a driver in Homer Glen and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 09, 2016