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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lake In The Hills: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Tuffy Lake In The Hills know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and winds aro... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Lake In The Hills

Safety should always be an element of your car care. So even if you don't care about how your car looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Lake In The Hills drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspect... Read More

Lake In The Hills Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Lake In The Hills, but not in your car. When Lake In The Hills residents' cars AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Lake In The Hills, Illinois Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider two-thirty-seconds of an inch to be the minimum l... Read More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single ... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Lake In The Hills?

Hello Lake In The Hills - 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.... Read More

Tuffy Lake In The Hills Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

Lake In The Hills residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating ... Read More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Lake In The Hills drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Illinois roads. If one of the front tires is out... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Lake In The Hills

Under-inflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Lake In The Hills 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 take... Read More

The Tuffy Lake In The Hills Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

The team at Tuffy Lake In The Hills in Lake In The Hills, and Illinois car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Lake In The Hills drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will hel... Read More

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