For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

April 9, 2023

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

August 26, 2022

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Glendale Heights, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights service ad... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Glendale Heights, Illinois

July 25, 2022

Every car in Glendale Heights, Illinois, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common... More

Are There Blind Spots in Glendale Heights?

January 30, 2022

All Glendale Heights drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Glendale Heights.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others... More

How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

September 6, 2020

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... More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Glendale Heights

March 22, 2020

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 ... More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Illinois Roads?

January 26, 2020

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... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

October 20, 2019

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... More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Glendale Heights?

August 19, 2018

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, and many... More

Lease or Buy?

June 21, 2018

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 balance tha... More