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Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin in Elgin

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

The Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Elgin drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Elgin. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to hig... Read More

Tuffy Auto Service Center Elgin Auto Service and Maintenance Videos: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute. The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this hap... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Elgin

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to ... Read More

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