Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

June 26, 2016

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Elgin Bigfoo... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

June 22, 2016

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Elgin residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil... More

The Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

June 13, 2016

There's a lot of auto advice in Illinois right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to ... More

The Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

June 7, 2016

The team at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin, and Illinois car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Elgin drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should knowthat preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy.... More