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Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Aurora

Video: There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Aurora, Illinois, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Aurora streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks th... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Aurora

Video: About 90% of our driving decisions in the Aurora area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Aurora drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield i... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Aurora

Video: Night driving in Aurora is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

Video: Most Aurora folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Aurora market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora

Video: If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... Read More

Emergency Items for Aurora

Video: Safe Illinois travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora. But there are other things Aurora residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your... Read More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

Video: Okay. You went to your local Aurora car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Aurora service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light st... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Air Conditioning – Common Problem

Video: Your auto air conditioning system cools and conditions the air in your passenger compartment when you are driving around Aurora. It also removes moisture from the air to keep your windows from fogging up.A common A/C problem for Aurora drivers that visit Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora is co... Read More

Battery Basics for Aurora

Video: It's important for Aurora drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Aurora area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. Howeve... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

Video: Good vehicle care for us Aurora 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

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