Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Brake Noise

October 28, 2018

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Elgin. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expose... More

Elgin Customer Detective Work

October 22, 2018

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challengin... More

Go Straight: Wheel Alignment for Elgin Automobiles

October 14, 2018

Elgin drivers may have an alignment problem if their car drifts or pulls to one side, the steering wheel's off center, they notice uneven tire wear or the car doesn't feel like it handles right as they drive down Elgin, Illinois, streets and roads.When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exact... More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

October 7, 2018

At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin we get a lot of Elgin drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave ... More