Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin

June 27, 2017

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Elgin road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump - wh... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Air Conditioning Inspection

June 18, 2017

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Elgin require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some par... More

Hitting the Brakes in Elgin

June 11, 2017

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Elgin drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There a... More

Maintenance on My Mind

June 4, 2017

Ask any Elgin man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in f... More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Service Advisor

June 1, 2017

About 80% of the vehicles on Elgin roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Illinois. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Oth... More