The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

August 1, 2021

Modern Glendale Heights vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minu... More

What Glendale Heights Customers like About Us at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

July 25, 2021

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights for our Glendale Heights customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Glendale Heights area customers. Even though we try to ... More

The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)

July 18, 2021

If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you. No, really, it is. So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repair down the road. A grinding sound coming from the front of your vehicle when you are turning can offer some... More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Technician Training

July 11, 2021

Glendale Heights consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicle... More

Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

July 4, 2021

If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator. The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr... More

Make your Service Visit at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights a Good One

June 27, 2021

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your p... More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

June 20, 2021

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... More

Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

June 13, 2021

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

Beware of Potholes! (Avoiding Pothole Damage)

June 6, 2021

You may live in a region where roads become pockmarked with craters known better as potholes. They're caused by moisture seeping through a compromised road surface that can freeze, expand and literally punch holes in the road. And when your vehicle hits one of those holes that's big enough, the... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

May 30, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More