Car Care Tips

December 2014

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

Hey Elgin, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Illinois streets? How can you tell on your SUV? While there may be legal requirements for the Elgin area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates. 2/32 is the depth of the tire trea... Read More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

No matter how well they’re made, cars are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Elgin residents and to fix the ... Read More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean. Today’s production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to tim... Read More

On Board Diagnostics For Elgin Motorists

Some Elgin car owners wonder why Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin and other Elgin auto repair shops charge a fee for diagnostic services. Think about it: When you hire a local Elgin HVAC technician to check out a problem with your air conditioner you’ll probably pay a diagnostic fee... Read More

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