Car Care Tips

Maintenance

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 kno... Read More

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 ... Read More

Gas Savings in Elgin: Sharpen Your Pencil

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 own... 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

The Maintenance Free Myth

Your browser does not support the video tag. Sometimes we hear people in Elgin say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more ... Read More

Keep Your Elgin Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hey Elgin - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engin... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag. The hottest Illinois news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Elgin. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here... Read More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Elgin?

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Elgin?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Illinois – approximate... Read More

Latest Posts

Categories

Air Conditioning
Alignment
Automotive News
Battery
Cabin Air Filter
Cooling System
Dashboard
Diagnostics
Diesel Maintenance
Drive Train
Engine Air Filter
Exhaust
Fluids
Fuel Economy
Fuel System
Headlamps
Inspection
Keys to a long lasting vehicle
Maintenance
Monitoring System
Older Vehicles
Parts
Safety
Serpentine Belt
Service Intervals
Service Standards
Shocks & Struts
Steering
Suspension
Timing Belt
Tires and Wheels
Transmission
Warranty
Windshield Wipers

Archives

November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014

your local Tuffy, please enter your zip code or city and state for the location nearest you.