Car Care Tips

January 2020

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Elgin

Theres not much Elgin drivers can do about the price of gas in Illinois, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop ligh... Read More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... Read More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our Elgin area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pa... Read More

Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Elgin Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selec... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Elgin drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether its a lot of bugs and road grime from Illinois freeway... Read More

Steering Clear in Elgin

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... Read More

Elgin Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Elgin driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Elgin residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is the ... Read More

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