Car Care Tips

February 2015

What Is A Differential And Do You Have One?

Video: With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Elgin, Illinois, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Elgin motorists don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's under... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

Video: Is your car sometimes hard to start on an early Elgin morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your car's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different... Read More

Under Pressure in Elgin: TPMS

Video: Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat fixed in Elgin or your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2006 and 2007 ... Read More

Super Slick at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin: Synthetic Oil

Video: When you get an oil change, it’s always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the vehicle manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we’re asked if we’d like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this ca... Read More

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