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Glendale Heights Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

Your browser does not support the video tag. The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Glendale Heights, fuel is burned in your... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Like everything in the Illinois automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Illinois drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Glendale Heights roads, enabli... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights in Glendale Heights

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air in... Read More

Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine, over the cylinders is called the cylinder head. Th... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights In Glendale Heights

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Glendale Heights expressway? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges th... Read More

Wheaton Drivers: Is It Time To Replace Your PCV Valve?

Improved fuel economy has two benefits for Glendale Heights auto owners: less fuel is necessary and fewer emissions are released. Wheaton cars and trucks run cleaner than ever. Glendale Heights motorists may not realize that the first federally mandated pollution control device ca... Read More

Timing Belt

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly costly repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's Glendale Heights motorists take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our essential timing belt. First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the ... Read More

Battery Replacement For Your SUV

Modern cars and trucks in and around Glendale Heights run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Glendale Heights motorists without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and ... Read More

Emergency Items For Your SUV

Local Glendale Heights roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip. Your close-to-home kit f... Read More

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