Car Care Tips

Shake It up in Lake In The Hills!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance.Wh... Read More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... Read More

Tuffy Lake In The Hills On Your Serpentine Belt

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Lake In The Hills, Illinois, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device t... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Lake In The Hills

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Lake In The Hills can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, ma... Read More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Lake In The Hills

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your ... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Lake In The Hills?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Lake In The Hills and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Lake In The Hills area roads today,... Read More

What Lake In The Hills Customers like About Us at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Lake In The Hills for our Lake In The Hills customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.And we're always open to questions from our valued Lake In The Hills area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in o... Read More

Lake In The Hills 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

Right or Left? Tuffy Lake In The Hills Power Steering Service

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

Most Lake In The Hills folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Lake In The Hills market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . ... Read More

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