Service Center Standard and Procedures

August 21, 2022

All Illinois pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Elgin automoti... More

On Board Diagnostics for Elgin Motorists

August 10, 2022

Some Elgin vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin and other Elgin auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Elgin area, automotive dia... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

July 18, 2022

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Elgin, Illinois, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic s... More

Questions to Ask Your Elgin Service Advisor

July 12, 2020

We find that a lot of Elgin drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe it's... More

What You Need to Know from Your Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Service Advisor

June 9, 2019

Elgin drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your service a... More

Arrive Alive in Elgin

May 19, 2019

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Elgin. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Illinois roads.The truth is that all of us a... More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Elgin

April 28, 2019

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Elgin automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, every... More

What Elgin Customers like About Us at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin

January 6, 2019

A big part of the service we provide at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin for our Elgin customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Elgin area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Tuffy Auto Se... More

Elgin Customer Detective Work

October 22, 2018

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challengin... More

How Does Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Know What to Recommend?

November 14, 2017

When you drop your vehicle off at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Elgin service cen... More