Car Care Tips

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Elgin Drivers

Elgin residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs ai... Read More

Emergency Items For Your vehicle

Local Elgin roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Elgin would ... Read More

How Much is Enough for Elgin Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Elgin drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the ... Read More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin

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 ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Elgin Tune Up

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; ... Read More

Water Pump

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... Read More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment For Elgin Automobiles

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 ... Read More

Keep Your Cool In Elgin: Air Conditioning Service

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... Read More

Keep Your Cool In Elgin

/> 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... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Auto Service and Maintenance Videos: Timing Belt Overview

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... Read More

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