Car Care Tips

Easy Miles – Do Elgin Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Video: Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a co... Read More

How Does Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Know What to Recommend?

Video: When you drop your vehicle off at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Elgin service cen... Read More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

Video: If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Elgin, 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 you drive aro... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Elgin Drivers

Video: Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Elgin drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like ... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Elgin

Video: As Elgin consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Illinois, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stu... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Making a Battery Last Longer

Video: One thing all Elgin 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 Auto Service Center Elgin can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply deplet... Read More

Blind Spot Safety for Elgin Driving

Video: Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Elgin, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Elgin drivers' blind spots... Read More

Distracted Driving

Video: When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Video: The primary job of the serpentine belt for Elgin drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not complet... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Elgin

Video: Some Elgin drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Elgin, you should be aware of safety issues, Illinois towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe tow... Read More

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