Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on October 06, 2019
With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on September 29, 2019
There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be ea...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 22, 2019
Today, Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Elgin are confused as much as they ...
Posted in Fluids
on September 15, 2019
Many Elgin drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control – keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and mana...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on September 08, 2019
No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision. Should I get it fixed now, later or never? Air conditioning is one of those things. You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day.Let's say your air con...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on September 01, 2019
At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment ra...
Posted in Automotive News
on August 25, 2019
We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing.Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 18, 2019
Hello Elgin! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce...
Posted in Automotive News
on August 11, 2019
Safe Illinois travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin. But there are other things Elgin residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that ...
Posted in Safety
on August 04, 2019