Keeping Your Car Young in Glendale Heights

October 24, 2016

As Glendale Heights consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Illinois, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights: Making a Battery Last Longer

October 16, 2016

One thing all Glendale Heights drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights can help maintain your battery.Allowing your batte... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Glendale Heights

October 9, 2016

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Glendale Heights, Illinois, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at ... More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

October 5, 2016

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... More