Car Care Tips

Keeping Your Orland Park Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?A. A filter for your Orland Park house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filte... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Orland Park, Illinois

The median age for cars in the Orland Park, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Orland Park area, bring it int... Read More

Orland Park Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

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 Orland Park, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Orland Park

As Orland Park consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Illinois, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking car... Read More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Most Orland Park drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Illinois folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Orland Park drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there some... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Orland Park Drivers

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Orland Park drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park is on vehicle 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

What You Need to Know from Your Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park Service Advisor

Orland Park drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If y... Read More

Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park Alternator Replacement Service in Orland Park

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator. Driving around Orland Park is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control an... Read More

Good Service at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park Equals Good Fuel Economy in Orland Park

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Orland Park drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Illinois, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through prev... Read More

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