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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Wiper Blade Options

Wiper blades are critically important to Aurora drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When it’s time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Aurora drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. ... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Aurora Drivers

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Aurora drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Aurora, Illinois

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Aurora, Illinois, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Illinois are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Eu... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Mo... Read More

Engine Hydration for Aurora Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? That’s a question Aurora drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the should... Read More

To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision.  Should I get it fixed now, later or never?  Air conditioning is one of those things.  You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Aurora

With high fuel prices in Aurora, Illinois, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physic... Read More

Should Aurora Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most... Read More

Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in Aurora, Illinois

If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around Aurora, Illinois.Unless they drive a vintage car, Aurora auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a sche... Read More

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