Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)

September 25, 2022

The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid. But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened. Usually, opening any hood is a 2-step process. You pull the hood release (which is usually a handle under the dashbo... More

How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)

September 18, 2022

Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car. Your SUV's air conditioning system needs a new evaporator, but the cost for the new one is way more than you remember it was for your car. How... More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

September 11, 2022

Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of ... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

September 5, 2022

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Cont... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Glendale Heights

September 4, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Glendale Heights area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Glendale Heights area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were the... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

September 3, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Glendale Heights driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Se... More

Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights in Glendale Heights

September 2, 2022

Glendale Heights area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Glendale Heights driv... More

Suspension Service in Glendale Heights at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

September 1, 2022

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Glendale Heights may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Glendale Heights. Its job is t... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Radiator Service

August 31, 2022

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Glendale Heights, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to th... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

August 30, 2022

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights would like to give Glendale Heights drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission flui... More