Car Care Tips

May 2017

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

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

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.... Read More

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 h... Read More

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

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 o... Read More

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