Car Care Tips

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville in Romeoville

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Romeoville?

All Romeoville drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Romeoville.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, ... Read More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Romeoville can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Romeo... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville: Air Conditioning Inspection

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Romeoville require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also som... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Romeoville drivers. A lot of us in Romeoville don't know what a differential is or what it's for... Read More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Romeoville

Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Romeoville, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Romeoville drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occ... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Romeoville drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoe... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you.Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle. It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

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