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Keep Your Cool in Elgin

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Elgin drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled ... Read More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Elgin use fuel filters. For more inform... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Elgin?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. There is a clear and vocal demand in Elgin and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Illinois market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on E... Read More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Video: If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle.  And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire.  But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Illinois was heading to work on a hot July day and not... Read More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Video: Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news. There was one minivan driver ... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

Video: When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item.  The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked.  Well, some of the time.  Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers.  It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Elgin Drivers

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Elgin auto owners don't need to filter ... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Elgin streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out ... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Elgin, Illinois Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. How do Elgin drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the a... Read More

The Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

Video: A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Elgin area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Elgin can conserve fuel ... Read More

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