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Fall and Spring Checkup in Glendale Heights

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights for a checkup and he said that he read on the int... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Engine Air Filter Replacement

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. When your experienced Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed you... Read More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Video: Most Glendale Heights drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Illinois folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Glendale Heights drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is ... Read More

Shake It up in Glendale Heights!: Why Wheel Balancing

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire ... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Glendale Heights?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. There is a clear and vocal demand in Glendale Heights and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these ve... Read More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Video: Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Glendale Heights drivers. A lot of us in Gl... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Glendale Heights Motorists

Video: Glendale Heights residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, ... Read More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

Video: No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... Read More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

Video: Hello Glendale Heights! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Illinois vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States govern... Read More

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