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Illinois: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Illinois residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what ... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Glendale Heights

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll hav... Read More

Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights in Glendale Heights

Many Glendale Heights drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubri... Read More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Glendale Heights Autos

If you are a driver in Glendale Heights and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum ... Read More

Glendale Heights Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Glendale Heights, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down ... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Illinois news. Glendale Heights people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Glendale Heights motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to ... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Glendale Heights residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Illinois folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but... Read More

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

The Importance of Glendale Heights Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Glendale Heights with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular... Read More

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