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...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 04, 2017
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...
Posted in Service Standards
on June 01, 2017
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 s...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on May 24, 2017
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?A. A filter for your Elgin house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out...
Posted in Suspension
on May 15, 2017
Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Elgin. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Elgin drivers that visit Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin is contamina...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on May 09, 2017
If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Elgin, Illinois, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Elgin, Illinois:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on May 02, 2017
When accidents occur in Elgin, Illinois, the victims' emergency contacts are extremely important. Too often, those involved aren't able to provide rescuers with phone numbers and medical information.When Illinois police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wal...
Posted in Monitoring System
on April 25, 2017
The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Elgin t...
Posted in Fluids
on April 18, 2017
With the recent focus in the Elgin area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Elgin drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, p...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 09, 2017
Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Elgin 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 Auto Service Center Elgin, our team will check your brake system and let you k...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on April 03, 2017