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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Serpentine Belt Overview

Video: The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine ... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Aurora?

Video: All Aurora drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Aurora.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Aurora.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing be... Read More

Smooth Shifting in Aurora, Illinois: Transmission Service

Video: So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somethi... Read More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora

Video: Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Aurora drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Illinois to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But prope... Read More

When You Hear the Crash in Aurora: What to Do After an Accident

Video: Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora?

Video: Hello Aurora - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you'... Read More

Aurora Customer Detective Work

Video: One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Illinois are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given s... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Timing Belt Overview

Video: 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 when you are driving around Aurora. The timing belt’s important job i... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Video: Have you ever had an experience like this in Aurora, Illinois? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays ... Read More

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