Car Care Tips

June 2015

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Elgin and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness which can be distracting and will affect you... Read More

Hey Elgin Drivers, How Many Miles Are On Your Car?

Nowadays, Elgin motorists are paying more at Elgin gas pumps. For some families in the greater Elgin area, it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That’s got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Illinois motorists are putting off buying a ne... Read More

Saving Lives In Elgin With Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Elgin Illinois roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS. First off, the most important thi... Read More

Engine Air Filter From Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

Many Elgin car owners have found themselves in the following situation: they go to get their oil changed and their friendly Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin tech recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does. If this has happened... Read More

Shake It Up in Elgin!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, us Elgin auto owners generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle’s wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a whe... Read More

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