Power Steering Service in Elgin

September 2, 2022

Most Elgin drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

June 26, 2022

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Steer Right in Elgin

May 23, 2021

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Elgin drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years,... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Elgin

May 31, 2020

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Elgin, Illinois, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Tuffy Auto ... More

Steering Clear in Elgin

January 15, 2020

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More

Defensive Driving in Elgin, Illinois

March 24, 2019

There was a man in the Elgin area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Illinois highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in El... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Power Steering Service

August 23, 2016

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... More

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Elgin

May 22, 2016

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Elgin. If you took an informal poll around Elgin you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Elgin ... More