Bad Vibrations (Brake Rotor Replacement)

February 11, 2024

If youve ever stepped on your brake pedal and felt your vehicle vibrate, thats a signal that you shouldnt ignore. A pulsating brake pedal is a sign that something is wrong. Braking action should be smooth, sure, and quiet, not shaky and noisy. Most newer vehicles have disc brakes, called that b... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

October 8, 2023

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

More than Pads and Rotors (Brake Caliper Replacement)

September 18, 2022

You might be familiar with brake pads and rotors, two components of your vehicle's brakes that have to be regularly serviced. Here's another important component of your brakes: the calipers. Calipers are used in disc brakes, the type of brakes now found in most recently manufactured vehicles. A... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Lake In The Hills

September 3, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Lake In The Hills area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Lake In The Hills area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were t... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

September 2, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Lake In The Hills driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Lake In The H... More

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

July 20, 2022

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Lake In The Hills drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Illinois driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Lake In The Hills, our team will check your brake system and let you know... More

Hitting The Brakes In Lake In The Hills

April 10, 2022

Hello Lake In The Hills, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or tru... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

January 23, 2022

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Lake In The Hills)

December 26, 2021

Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be. Then it's time to get ... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Lake In The Hills Advice on What to Do After You Buy

November 28, 2021

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Lake In The Hills drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Lake In The Hills area. Vehicles are sold when famili... More