Car Care Tips

It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)

If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to rotate your tires. But you have to do it regularly.A lot of drivers think skipping tire rotatio... Read More

Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)

This may have happened to you. You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed! What a helpless feeling. You can't lock it; you can't leave it like it is. Or, let's say you head down to your vehicle to head out to work in the morning a... Read More

Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason. Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us. Since vehicle emissions are among the main causes of air pollution, emission testing can alert you to problems in your vehicle than can be fix... Read More

Drive Defensively in Illinois

Car care is part of auto safety in Lake In The Hills. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Illinois roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your su... Read More

A Cold Day in Lake In The Hills – Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

Most Lake In The Hills drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Illinois highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Lake In The Hills rush hour, but so can... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Illinois Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Illinois spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive drivin... Read More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing Illinois residents to review their finances. More and more Lake In The Hills drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North Amer... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Lake In The Hills Drivers

When people in Lake In The Hills talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Illinois? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through th... Read More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Lake In The Hills, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as y... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lake In The Hills: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Lake In The Hills drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the ... Read More

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