Car Care Tips

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

When Romeoville drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Romeoville drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because sho... Read More

Saving Lives in Romeoville with Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Romeoville, Illinois roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is t... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Romeoville

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Romeoville drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmiss... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of Let's focus on stopping in wet Romeoville conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tir... Read More

Romeoville Alignment Service

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Illinois. So setting up an annual calendar for car care can keep Romeoville residents on top of preventive maintenance for their vehicles. But you can't just write "oil change" every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems t... Read More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Illinois: Winter Car Prep for Romeoville Drivers

When autumn comes around in Romeoville, leaves fall, nights get longer, and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Romeoville drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Rome... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Romeoville drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville will inspect your tires for uneven wear a... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Romeoville

Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Romeoville area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more gas ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Romeoville: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

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. Romeoville drivers often associate our wheels being "knocked" out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other objec... Read More

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