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Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

Video: In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Video: Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

Breathe Deep in Elgin With a New Cabin Air Filter

Video: Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Elgin auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,0... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Elgin, Illinois

Video: Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Elgin, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have... Read More

Keep Your Elgin Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Video: Hey Elgin - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very import... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

Video: Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th... Read More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

Video: Modern vehicles in and around Elgin run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Elgin drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This really strai... Read More

Used Cars: Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Video: Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Elgin 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 Elgin area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Video: Most Elgin auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Elgin drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin articl... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Elgin

Video: The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Elgin. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Elgin can do to g... Read More

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