The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, s...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on February 29, 2016
Anyone that drives a car in Orland Park knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine...
Posted in Cooling System
on February 28, 2016
We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Orland Park automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunate...
Posted in Service Standards
on February 27, 2016
Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Orland Park drivers don't always extend th...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on February 27, 2016
With the recent focus in Orland Park on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Orland Park drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, pro...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on February 26, 2016
When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Orland Park drivers often associate our wheels being "knocked" out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object...
Posted in Automotive News
on February 25, 2016
Most Illinois auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditioning...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 24, 2016
There are several important factors that go into how often Orland Park drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from Illinois...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on February 23, 2016
If you're reading this article in Orland Park, Illinois, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park tells you the manufacturer recommends...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 22, 2016
Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Orland Park drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Illinois to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. Bu...
Posted in Timing Belt
on February 21, 2016