Warm weather or cold, Elgin drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Elgin people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on February 21, 2016
Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together. Now this is no surprise; ...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 20, 2016
Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your car from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:the radiatorthe radiator capthe hosesthe thermostat andthe water pumpThe water pump's like the heart of y...
Posted in Cooling System
on February 19, 2016
Elgin motorists may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel’s off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn’t feel like it handles right as they drive down Elgin, Illinois streets and highways. When all of a vehicle’s wheels ...
Posted in Alignment
on February 17, 2016
Most Elgin drivers don't even think about their car air conditioning system unless it fails. That’s because many Elgin and South Elgin motorists don't really understand that auto A/Cs need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First, like every machine, t...
Posted in Air Conditioning
on February 12, 2016
Elgin car owners rely on their car's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your SUV engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it’s cooled by air flowing over the radiator. Fro...
Posted in Cooling System
on February 10, 2016
In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute. The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this hap...
Posted in Timing Belt
on January 29, 2016
Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Pingree Grove car owners only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Pingree Grove. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you w...
Posted in Transmission
on January 27, 2016
We've all seen Illinois motorists do crazy things while driving to or from Elgin. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Illinois roads. The t...
Posted in Service Standards
on January 14, 2016
Sometimes busy Elgin residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Elgin in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have significan...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 12, 2016