On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

September 5, 2022

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Cont... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

August 1, 2021

Modern Glendale Heights vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minu... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights in Glendale Heights

May 23, 2021

When we Glendale Heights residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is fo... More

Automotive Detective Work in Glendale Heights

September 19, 2016

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Glendale Heights. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms ... More