Car Care Tips

Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights is on car batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that o... Read More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Glendale Heights?

  Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Glendale Heights?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Illinois – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen acros... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Glendale Heights Drivers

When people in Glendale Heights talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Illinois? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see th... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights for Better Performance

Hi Glendale Heights residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it... Read More

Arrive Alive in Glendale Heights

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Glendale Heights. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Illinois roads.The truth... Read More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Glendale Heights

Glendale Heights drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers; safety equipment like airbags; and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Glendale Heights area, but... Read More

Below 45 Degrees in Glendale Heights: Consider Winter Tires

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Glendale Heights drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Illinois drivers ... Read More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

A lot of us Glendale Heights drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Illinois motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Whe... Read More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Glendale Heights

Many Glendale Heights drivers want to accessorize their car - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Glendale Heights area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Glendale He... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Glendale Heights

Hello Glendale Heights, let's talk about But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck ro... Read More

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