Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights: Rotor Problems

August 29, 2016

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Glendale Heights.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions resul... More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights in Glendale Heights

August 21, 2016

There are a lot of drivers in Glendale Heights who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Illinois these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Glendale Heights folks... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Fuel Saving Tip for Glendale Heights: Check Engine Light

August 16, 2016

Here's a question for Glendale Heights, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many... More

Busting Automotive Myths in Glendale Heights, Illinois

August 7, 2016

Myths passed around our Glendale Heights, Illinois community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights in Glendale Heights

August 2, 2016

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More