Drive Train Service in Elgin at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

February 24, 2019

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

February 18, 2019

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

February 10, 2019

Hello Elgin . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Elgin drivers?First of all, the Check Engine or Se... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

February 4, 2019

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module ... More