It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo...
Posted in Automotive News
on March 29, 2020
The team at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park in Orland Park, and Illinois car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Orland Park drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should knowthat preventive maintenance will he...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 22, 2020
The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Orland Park to...
Posted in Fluids
on March 15, 2020
Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on March 08, 2020
Any Orland Park driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Orland Park residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of ...
Posted in Timing Belt
on March 01, 2020
The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Orland Park residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Illinois folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we ...
Posted in Exhaust
on February 23, 2020
You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 16, 2020
When we Orland Park residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his...
Posted in Diagnostics
on February 09, 2020
If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on February 02, 2020
Myths passed around our Orland Park, Illinois community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers ...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 26, 2020