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Introduction to Diesels for Romeoville, Illinois

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Romeoville, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road i... Read More

Romeoville Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Let's talk about air quality in Romeoville. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Romeoville drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that cab... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville in Romeoville

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Romeoville drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, bu... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville Fuel Saving Tip for Romeoville: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for Romeoville, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) M... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Romeoville

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll hav... Read More

Breathe Deep in Romeoville With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Romeoville auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (... Read More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

If you haven't shopped in the Romeoville area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Romeoville, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for ... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville?

Hello Romeoville - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So ... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles),... Read More

Questions to Ask Your Romeoville Service Advisor

We find that a lot of Romeoville drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to lea... Read More

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