TCB your PCV (PCV Valve Replacement)

February 5, 2023

Your gasoline engine goes through some exhausting work. Yes, it's truly exhausting, as in: it produces exhaust! And when your engine starts behaving like it's exhausted, such as running poorly or getting lousy fuel economy, the trouble may be something called a PCV valve. Did you know it's a ser... More

Getting New Tires in Glendale Heights?

January 29, 2023

There are so many tire choices in the Glendale Heights area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Glendale Heights area folks so you want do it right.Tip: ta... More

Beware of Cheap Tires in Glendale Heights

January 22, 2023

Do you like to shop for shoes in Glendale Heights?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pairs of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warranty important when b... More

Glendale Heights, Illinois Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

January 15, 2023

When winter approaches in Illinois, Glendale Heights residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Illinois winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Glendale Heights residents want is to get stranded out in the cold... More

To Fix or Not To Fix (Tire Repair)

January 8, 2023

You know that sinking feeling when you realize one of your tires has a problem. It may be making an odd noise or behaving oddly when you're driving. You may hit a pothole or curb and one suddenly goes flat. Or you may head back to your vehicle and discover it has one tire deflated without a cl... More

Take Charge! (Battery Testing)

January 1, 2023

OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted. Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up. During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take it easy. But it may surprise you to learn that hot weather can be much harder on a vehicle's battery than ... More

Don't Blow a Gasket! (Valve Cover Gasket Replacement)

December 25, 2022

When you head out to your vehicle after it's been parked and notice oil leaking underneath it, that's something to have looked at right away. Oil leaks mean your oil level is probably low and running a vehicle in that condition can lead to expensive repairs. While there are many reasons oil leak... More

Don't Stack the Mat

December 18, 2022

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

December 11, 2022

Good vehicle care for us Glendale Heights residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required... More

The New Blade in Town

December 4, 2022

If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new designs that are worth a look. One of the latest is called the beam blade. It's different than conve... More