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Maintaining Your Older Car in Elgin, Illinois

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Elgin, Illinois: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Elgin motoring public, but it... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Elgin residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Elgin drivers generally accept th... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin On Your Serpentine Belt

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Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin On Your Serpentine Belt

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Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

Good vehicle care for us Elgin residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different ... Read More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin we get a lot of Elgin drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Illinois, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Elgin streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of ga... Read More

Gas Savings in Elgin: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Elgin increase the cost of living for Illinois drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Elgin vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like scheduled m... Read More

Budget for Maintenance in Elgin

Sometimes busy Elgin residents dream about going back to the "simpler" days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Illinois in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced t... Read More

Let Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Elgin area residents may remember when the U.S. government's "Cash for Clunkers" program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Elgin drivers want to h... Read More

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