Car Care Tips

January 2020

Busting Automotive Myths in Orland Park, Illinois

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 ... Read More

Sniffing Out a Problem

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention.For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... Read More

Saving Lives in Orland Park with Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Orland Park, Illinois, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have ... Read More

Battery Basics for Orland Park

It's important for Orland Park drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Orland Park area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engin... Read More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... Read More

Super Slick at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park in Orland Park: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options an... Read More

Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)

When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges. Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze. Just thinking about it can get your heart beating faster. So here are some tips for getting ready for those inevitable colder temperatures.Mak... Read More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park in Orland Park

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Orland Park drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that hauls h... Read More

To Save Gas Around Orland Park: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in Illinois on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Illinois drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Orland Park who don't want to add a car paym... Read More

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