Is Your Glendale Heights Driving Severe?

May 22, 2022

People near Glendale Heights, Illinois, often ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Glendale Heights, Illinois, service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service G... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

May 17, 2022

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

May 8, 2022

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 still a very big investment and Glendale Heights driv... More

Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)

May 1, 2022

You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just say that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape. One part t... More

A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)

April 24, 2022

You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be. Not only must they support the weight, they also have to isolate vibrations and noise from the passenger cabin. Pretty tall order, wouldn't you say? ... More

A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)

April 17, 2022

At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving. But what happens when you tap on your horn and all of a sudden it won't quit? Everyone's looking at you like you're an angry jerk and all you want to ... More

No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

April 10, 2022

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine? It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles t... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

April 3, 2022

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Clean Slate (Protecting Vehicle's Finish)

March 27, 2022

Winter is one of the hardest times to keep your vehicle clean. But did you know neglecting to wash your vehicle in winter could cost you a significant amount of money in the long run? Here's why. Many areas deal with snow and ice in the winter, and the salt and sand that are used to keep the road... More

Losing Your Spark (Spark Plug Replacement)

March 20, 2022

When's the last time you thought about spark plugs? You probably don't remember. That's because spark plugs usually last a long time and don't need much attention. But they don't last forever, and when they start going bad, they'll send you a few clues. Vehicle is hard to start. Fuel economy ... More