Beginning to See the Light (Check Engine Light Diagnostics)

September 25, 2022

It's a light many drivers fear they'll see turn on at the most inopportune time. It's the one on the dash that says "Check Engine," "Service Engine Soon," or it may be simply an engine-shaped light. Your first instinct may be to pull off to the side of the road and turn off the engine. The truth... More

The Light Many Drivers Fear (Check Engine Light)

September 18, 2022

Ask just about any driver about one thing they fear seeing inside their vehicle and they'll say it's the Check Engine light coming on. You know, that little light on your instrument panel that is in the shape of a vehicle engine, often accompanied by the words Check, Check Engine, Check Engine Se... More

Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)

September 11, 2022

When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades. You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jump across a gap at its tip. Years ago, a vehicle's 12-volt system had to produce 15,000-25,000 volts t... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Aurora

September 5, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Aurora area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Aurora area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

September 4, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Aurora driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Auro... More

Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)

September 4, 2022

If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent. But since we're talking about oxygen, you should know that your vehicle uses oxygen sensors to make sure your engine is running the way it shou... More

Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora

September 3, 2022

Aurora area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Aurora drivers can't always avo... More

Suspension Service in Aurora at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

September 2, 2022

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Aurora may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Aurora. Its job is to keep your wheels f... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Radiator Service

September 1, 2022

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Aurora, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine w... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

August 31, 2022

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora would like to give Aurora drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more ... More