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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Elgin

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Elgin, Illinois, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Elgin streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can... Read More

Fuel Filter Service in Elgin, Illinois

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be ea... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin for Better Performance

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics for Elgin

All modern Elgin vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Elgin drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeā€”to be mixed with air and burned in the ... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Fuel Saving Tip for Elgin: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for Elgin, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)Many con... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin for Better Performance

Hi Elgin residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in t... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Elgin Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Elgin area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get... Read More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

The price of gas in Illinois has got people in Elgin talking. It seems that Elgin folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fue... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Elgin, Illinois

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Illinois environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Elgin drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the E... Read More

Fuel Filter Replacement

Hello Elgin resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to you... Read More

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