Car Care Tips

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Glendale Heights, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as yo... Read More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface.But they don't last forever. With care and ... Read More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Glendale Heights drivers and its tempting to put off buying a n... Read More

Glendale Heights Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Glendale Heights driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Glendale Heights residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good e... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Glendale Heights, Illinois, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go dow... Read More

Not So Cool (Air Conditioning Systems)

There's nothing quite like getting in your vehicle on a hot day, switching on the air conditioning and having warm air blow out of the vents. You may have had no problem for months and then, one day, you are driving around in a sauna. You're hot stuff, but not in a good way!So what goes wrong w... Read More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... Read More

No Fueling! (Fuel Filler Location)

If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Glendale Heights

The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Glendale Heights. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Glendal... Read More

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