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How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years.Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with... Read More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Glendale Heights

Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Glendale Heights, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Glendale Heights drivers should do in case of an accident:When an ... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Illinois Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Illinois spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive drivin... Read More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Glendale Heights?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Glendale Heights and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Glendale Heights area roads today, a... Read More

Lease or Buy?

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Glendale Heights drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the bala... Read More

Differential Service in Glendale Heights, Illinois - What You Need to Know

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Glendale Heights, Illinois, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you ha... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights?

Hello Glendale Heights - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So y... Read More

Drive Train Service in Glendale Heights at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance... Read More

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

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 fol... Read More

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