Mercury Rising (Hot Weather Vehicle Concerns)

June 9, 2024

The heat is on, and your vehicle takes a beating when it is. Several of your vehicle's systems are under extra stress in hot weather, so here are a few to make sure are getting the care and maintenance they need. It makes sense that the cooling system is one to make sure is in top shape. Vehicl... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant System)

March 5, 2023

No matter what the weather is like outside, your internal combustion engine expects to keep its cool all the time, even when it's really cold. That's because engines create the power that moves you to your destination by a series of tiny explosions of a fuel and air mixture. In turn, that genera... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

January 8, 2023

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Tuffy TIre & Auto Service Center Orland Park Radiator Service

August 28, 2022

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Orland Park, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the eng... More

Keep Your Cool in Orland Park

August 13, 2022

Orland Park drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there th... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Orland Park, Illinois

July 29, 2022

The cooling system keeps Illinois vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Orland Park. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Orland Park drivers assoc... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

February 13, 2022

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

May 16, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

February 14, 2021

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

August 2, 2020

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More