Power Steering Service in Lake In The Hills

August 28, 2022

Most Lake In The Hills drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the po... More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

August 28, 2022

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface. But they don't last forever. With care and ... More

Air Conditioning Service in Lake In The Hills

August 27, 2022

Hey Lake In The Hills! Let's talk about one of our Illinois summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Lake In The Hills drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs att... More

Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Lake In The Hills

August 26, 2022

Here is a questions for Lake In The Hills drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the ... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

August 25, 2022

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Lake In The Hills, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Lake In The Hills service advisor that your di... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Lake In The Hills in Lake In The Hills

August 24, 2022

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Lake In The Hills residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Lake In The Hills is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission ... More

Fuel Injectors

August 23, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Lake In The Hills with a carburetor rolled out of the Illinois dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Lake In The Hills, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your ... More

PCV Valve Replacement

August 22, 2022

Hello Lake In The Hills, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engin... More

Severe Service Requirements

August 21, 2022

A lot of Lake In The Hills drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufactur... More

The Truth about Tire Pressure (Tire Inflation)

August 21, 2022

Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about. It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You may have some experience with it yourself if you own a newer vehicle. Vehicles with TPMS hav... More