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Technician Training at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

Video: Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive pro... Read More

Training Received by Technicians in Elgin, Illinois

Video: When your vehicle breaks down in the Elgin, Illinois, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible — with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checkin... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Elgin Vehicle

Video: Imagine you've left Elgin and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you down. You... Read More

Need a New Battery? Call Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Today

Video: Hello Elgin drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Elgin, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin

Video: Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Elgin road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - w... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Air Conditioning Inspection

Video: Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Elgin require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some par... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Elgin

Video: Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Elgin drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Video: Ask any Elgin man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in... Read More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Service Advisor

Video: About 80% of the vehicles on Elgin roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Illinois. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Oth... Read More

Elgin Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Video: Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Elgin on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered signific... Read More

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