Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Serpentine Belt System Wear

September 28, 2017

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Elgin drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not complete... More

Know Your Towing Limits in Elgin

September 10, 2017

Some Elgin drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Elgin, you should be aware of safety issues, Illinois towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe tow... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

September 3, 2017

Many Elgin car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filte... More