Helping Orland Park Drivers Get the Right Tires

July 17, 2016

Every Orland Park vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread ... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park in Orland Park

July 10, 2016

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 intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogg... More

Smart Orland Park Drivers Protect Against Overheating

July 6, 2016

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Orland Park dri... More

The Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

June 28, 2016

Modern Orland Park vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute t... More

Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park and the Maintenance Mindset

June 19, 2016

When it comes to their vehicles, some Orland Park residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Orland Park drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenanc... More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information In Orland Park Illinois

June 12, 2016

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Orland Park, Illinois will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Orland Park, Illinois, they require the to issue a recall notice and fix the car free of charge. The manufactur... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Orland Park Car Owners

June 5, 2016

A generation ago, Orland Park drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Orland Park shop every year or two for re... More

Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

May 30, 2016

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Orland Park streets, twenty pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon o... More

Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

May 25, 2016

Welcome to the Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of Let's focus on stopping in wet Orland Park conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, ... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park in Orland Park

May 16, 2016

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting ge... More