Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

August 1, 2021

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Aurora drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive maintena... More

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Aurora Drivers

July 25, 2021

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Aurora auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they n... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

July 18, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Gas Smell! (What Causes Gasoline Odors)

July 11, 2021

If you've ever walked into your garage and noticed it smelled like gasoline, pay attention. Gasoline can be dangerous, both from the health problems fumes can cause and the fire danger gasoline presents. There are many things that can cause a vehicle to give off a gasoline odor. One of the easi... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

July 4, 2021

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

June 27, 2021

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Illinois folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do... More

Move it or Lose It (Dormant Vehicles)

June 20, 2021

When it comes to your vehicle, driving it too much can cause some issues. But what about not driving a vehicle enough? That has consequences as well. Here are a few things that can happen if a vehicle isn't driven enough. When the engine doesn't operate, the oil isn't lubricating. That means so... More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

June 13, 2021

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... More

Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

June 6, 2021

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

Aurora Exhaust and Emissions Service

May 30, 2021

Many Aurora residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora is really a lot more comprehensive these days... More