Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)

October 1, 2023

In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally. Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of regular attention needs to be paid to your vehicle as well. Its manufacturer has determined a schedule o... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

April 16, 2023

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights we've had a lot of Glendale Heights customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

December 11, 2022

Good vehicle care for us Glendale Heights residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required... More

Severe Service Requirements

August 22, 2022

A lot of Glendale Heights drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacture... More

Training Received by Technicians in Glendale Heights, Illinois

August 17, 2022

When your vehicle breaks down in the Glendale Heights, Illinois, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.We've be... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Glendale Heights

August 11, 2022

Every Glendale Heights car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be repla... More

Gas Savings in Glendale Heights: Sharpen Your Pencil

August 6, 2022

High gas prices in Glendale Heights increase the cost of living for Illinois drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Glendale Heights vehicle owners to skimp in other areas li... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

July 21, 2022

Sometimes we hear people in Glendale Heights say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All tha... More

Budget for Maintenance in Glendale Heights

July 18, 2022

Sometimes busy Glendale Heights residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Illinois in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly ... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

July 17, 2022

All Glendale Heights service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates co... More