Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

February 29, 2016

Today's Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin service advisor will know the proper coola... More

Helping Elgin Drivers Get the Right Tires

February 28, 2016

Every Elgin vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is engi... More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

February 27, 2016

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

February 26, 2016

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Elgin drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them. ... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Elgin Drivers

February 25, 2016

Hello, Elgin residents. Let's talk fuel filters. 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 engine.Elgin auto owners don't need to filter their fuel be... More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Elgin Drivers

February 25, 2016

When people in Elgin talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Illinois? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or our wi... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Elgin Drivers

February 24, 2016

Elgin residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to bu... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

February 23, 2016

Local Elgin roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Elgin would hav... More

How Much is Enough for Elgin Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

February 22, 2016

Most Elgin drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that bald tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the technic... More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin

February 21, 2016

Warm weather or cold, Elgin drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Elgin people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for ai... More