A Clean Start (Battery Cleaning)

March 31, 2024

You may be fanatical about keeping the outside of your vehicle clean. But what about what's under the hood? Have you ever thought about how dirt and grime may be affecting your engine's components? One of the most important parts under your hood to keep clean is your vehicle's battery. With a d... More

Sniffing Out a Problem

March 3, 2024

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

November 19, 2023

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Take Charge! (Battery Testing)

October 29, 2023

OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted. Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up. During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take it easy. But it may surprise you to learn that hot weather can be much harder on a vehicle's battery than ... More

The Tuffy Lake In The Hills Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

August 29, 2022

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Lake In The Hills would like to give Lake In The Hills drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming mor... More

Battery Basics for Lake In The Hills

August 9, 2022

It's important for Lake In The Hills drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Lake In The Hills area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold v... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Lake In The Hills

July 11, 2022

Today in the Tuffy Lake In The Hills auto care blog, we're going to talk to Lake In The Hills drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Lake In The Hills customers. For example, recently four of the world's large... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lake In The Hills: Making a Battery Last Longer

May 1, 2022

One thing all Lake In The Hills drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Lake In The Hills can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply de... More

Super Slick at Tuffy Lake In The Hills in Lake In The Hills: Synthetic Oil

January 2, 2022

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive ... More

Charge It in Lake In The Hills for Extended Battery Life

January 1, 2022

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Lake In The Hills, Illinois, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It t... More