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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lake In The Hills: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Lake In The Hills drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether its a lot of bugs and road grime from Illi... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lake In The Hills: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Lake In The Hills drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Lake In The Hills drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came... Read More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... Read More

Custom Wheels and Tires for Your Lake In The Hills Ride

It seems like everywhere you go in the Lake In The Hills area you see custom wheels. Big trucks, little cars, mini-vans - it doesn't matter - are expressing themselves with custom wheels. Some Illinois auto owners want smaller tires... Read More

Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ... Read More

Not So Hot in Lake In The Hills

When the weather turns cold, it's nice to crank up the furnace and enjoy the heat. But if your home's furnace doesn't work, it's not too comfortable. Same goes with your vehicle. When the heater's not working, things can get miserable. It could also signal some major problems, which we'll discuss... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Lake In The Hills

Some Lake In The Hills drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Lake In The Hills, you should be aware of safety issues, Illinois towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings i... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lake In The Hills: Making Your A/C System Last Longer

Lake In The Hills drivers know that if their air conditioning system isnt making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigera... Read More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... Read More

Smart Lake In The Hills Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate... Read More

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