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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lake In The Hills: Air Conditioning Inspection

Video: 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 Lake In The Hills require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. A... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Video: In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Lake In The ... Read More

Tuffy Lake In The Hills Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Video: Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Lake In The Hills residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect flui... Read More

Nighttime Visibility in Lake In The Hills

Video: There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Lake In The Hills area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our drivin... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lake In The Hills: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Video: Repair or Replace? That’s a question Lake In The Hills drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near... Read More

What's up with Diesels in Lake In The Hills?

Video: Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American marke... Read More

Breathe Free in Lake In The Hills: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

Video: There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Lake In The Hills drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar... Read More

Tuffy Lake In The Hills: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Video: Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Lake In The Hills streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon ... Read More

Let Tuffy Lake In The Hills Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Video: Lake In The Hills area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Lake In The... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

Video: Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Lake In The Hills, Illinois, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of... Read More

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