Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

May 31, 2017

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights we get a lot of Glendale Heights drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

May 21, 2017

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Glendale Heights.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. T... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

May 14, 2017

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Glendale Heights streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon o... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

May 8, 2017

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Glendale Hei... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights: Signs of an Alignment Problem

May 1, 2017

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Glendale Heights drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other obj... More