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 a result, we are going to see more Elgin diese...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 30, 2018
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 systems that can produce a variety of symptoms wh...
Posted in Diagnostics
on September 23, 2018
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 they're very important.Without shocks, your wh...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on September 16, 2018
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...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on September 09, 2018
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...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on September 02, 2018