Car Care Tips

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

Timing Belt Replacement in Orland Park

Today we want to talk to Orland Park drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe.... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Orland Park.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timi... Read More

Procrastination Prevention in Orland Park

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... Read More

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park

Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park for a check up.In today's Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a c... Read More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

  Hey Orland Park area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Illinois streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Orland Park area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirt... Read More

Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

Illinois service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Orland Park drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orlan... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Orland Park

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Orland Park area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Orland Park drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our ve... Read More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park

Many Orland Park car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. ... Read More

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