Tire Maintenance in Aurora

February 28, 2021

With the recent focus in the Aurora area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Aurora drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas, proper... More

Blind Spot Safety for Aurora Driving

February 21, 2021

Blind spots may be a good thing when it comes to a spouse's annoying habits, but when driving an automobile in Aurora, they are definitely to be avoided. So, while it's not good marital advice, it's good auto advice to minimize your own blind spots and stay out of other Aurora drivers' blind spo... More

Steering Clear in Aurora

February 14, 2021

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

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora

February 7, 2021

Tires do a lot of work for Aurora drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Aurora. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With ... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

January 31, 2021

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)

January 24, 2021

If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission. After all, it's not moving smoothly down the road. But there are plenty of malfunctions that can cause those symptoms, one of them being something you may have nev... More

Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

January 17, 2021

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

Cool Running (Water Pump)

January 10, 2021

Your vehicle is like you in a way. When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down. And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump. Now, that's a bit of a misnomer. It IS a pump, but it's pumping coolant, not pure water. Cooling off your engine is vital since it builds up heat whe... More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Aurora

January 3, 2021

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 Aurora automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, ever... More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

January 1, 2021

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More