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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin: Brake Noise

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Elgin. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expos... 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

Odometer Rollback on Your Elgin, Illinois Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. How do Elgin drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify the mileage reported is the a... Read More

Used Cars: Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Elgin drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Elgin area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families... Read More

Hitting the Brakes in Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag. Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Elgin drivers — on the road. And good safety starts wit... Read More

Brake Service at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin

Your browser does not support the video tag. Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Elgin drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Illinois driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin, our t... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Pingree Grove

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hello Elgin, let's talk about But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's ste... Read More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Your browser does not support the video tag. Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Elgin area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem, and how to make good... Read More

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