Your Well Trained Technician at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

August 1, 2021

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Elgin, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the technici... More

Stay Safe in Elgin by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

July 25, 2021

We don't want to think about it, but each Elgin resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Illinois rescue workers. Rescue workers and Elgin police are well aware of this diff... More

Straight and True in Elgin: Wheel Alignment

July 18, 2021

Most Elgin folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in Elgin is a... More

What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

July 11, 2021

You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example... More

The Neglected Windshield (Windshield Care)

July 4, 2021

You look at it every day, yet you don't really see it. We're talking about your vehicle's windshield, and if you're not seeing it at all, that's probably a good sign. The fact is that unless our windshields get fogged up, hazy or cracked, we don't pay all that much attention to them. Consideri... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Elgin

June 27, 2021

Today we want to talk to Elgin drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though tim... More

Smooth Shifting in Elgin, Illinois: Transmission Service

June 20, 2021

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somethi... More

Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)

June 13, 2021

We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the engine crank, you hear it slowly turn over and your dash lights go dim. There can be many reaso... More

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

June 6, 2021

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Elgin drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintenan... More

A Real "Pane" (Window Maintenance and Repair)

May 30, 2021

It's pretty frustrating when your driver's window won't work. You can't get your food at the drive-thru without opening the door, have a tough time using the ATM from your vehicle, can't have that fresh breeze blowing through your hair as you listen to your favorite road tunes. Plus, there's a s... More