Car Care Tips

September 2018

Maintaining Your Diesel in Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag. Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Elgin area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as ... Read More

Automotive Detective Work in Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag. There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Elgin. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex sys... Read More

Check Your Shocks and Struts at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Today we're talking to Elgin drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Illinois folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Elgin.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less c... Read More

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