Car Care Tips

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Aurora auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Illinois.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical syste... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Aurora, Illinois

The median age for cars in the Aurora, Illinois area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Aurora area, bring it into Tuffy Tire & Auto Se... Read More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Aurora say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that c... Read More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Aurora

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have ... Read More

Tracking True in Aurora: Wheel Alignment

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are ... Read More

To Save Gas Around Aurora: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in Illinois on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Illinois drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Aurora who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel econ... Read More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

Hello Aurora! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace th... Read More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Aurora

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domest... Read More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Viva la Difference

Every vehicle on Illinois roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Aurora residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels ... Read More

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