Car Care Tips

August 2015

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Video: Did you know that most of the cars driving around Elgin, Illinois carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars sold in the Elgin area have as many as twelve networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. I... Read More

Nighttime Visibility In Elgin

Video: There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the greater Elgin area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility… It's said that 90 percent of o... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Elgin

Video: Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to ... Read More

The Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Video: Modern Elgin vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle. Think about that for a minute – th... Read More

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