Car Care Tips

Are There Blind Spots in Elgin?

All Elgin drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Elgin.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, ... Read More

Wishy-Washy in Elgin

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Elgin, Illinois

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Illinois environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Elgin drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the... Read More

Tracking True in Illinois: Wheel Alignment in Elgin

The biggest issue for Elgin area drivers is always safety. When your vehicle wheels are out of alignment, the vehicle will pull to one side, which could lead to an accident. When you're vehicle is out of alignment, you should have it taken care of right away at Tuffy Auto Service Center... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

Good vehicle care for us Elgin residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different ... Read More

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello Elgin resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to y... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Elgin. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expos... Read More

Elgin Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Illinois are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom... Read More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Elgin Automobiles

Elgin drivers 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 roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin we get a lot of Elgin drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won... Read More

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