Car Care Tips

How Your Check Engine Light Works

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, bu... Read More

Aurora Drivers: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Aurora residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Aurora drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) of ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety – including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Aurora drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace them... Read More

Aurora Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Aurora on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considere... Read More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Aurora, Illinois, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Aurora drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understa... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Illinois Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Aurora knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Aurora area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compart... Read More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Aurora, Illinois, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Aurora, Illinois:When an accident occurs, you should always st... Read More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Dave's Automotive, Inc. in Valparaiso-test

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Shake It up in Aurora!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out o... Read More

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