When Elgin drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 26, 2017
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 mor...
Posted in Service Intervals
on November 19, 2017
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...
Posted in Service Standards
on November 14, 2017
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 ...
Posted in Fluids
on November 05, 2017
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 ...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on October 31, 2017
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...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 23, 2017
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...
Posted in Fluids
on October 17, 2017
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' bl...
Posted in Safety
on October 09, 2017
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...
Posted in Monitoring System
on October 04, 2017
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...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on September 28, 2017