Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Aurora Car Owners

February 28, 2016

A generation ago, Aurora drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Aurora shop every year or two for repairs seemed... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Aurora

February 28, 2016

A lot of people get custom wheels in Aurora. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy Tire & Aut... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

February 27, 2016

Hello Aurora . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Aurora drivers?First of all, the Check Engine or ... More

The Importance of Aurora Drivers Following Service Intervals

February 26, 2016

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Aurora with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundr... More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

February 25, 2016

If you've ever been driving around Aurora and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of ... More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Aurora, Illinois

February 24, 2016

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Aurora, Illinois: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Aurora motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because n... More

Super Slick at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora: Synthetic Oil

February 24, 2016

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive ... More

Is Your Aurora Driving Severe?

February 23, 2016

People near Aurora, Illinois, often ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Aurora, Illinois, service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora look up your vehicle in ... More

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wheel Bearings

February 22, 2016

Why are wheel bearings for Aurora vehicles important? It's simple: your wheel bearings keep the wheels on your vehicle. In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora post, we'll discuss more about wheel bearings and how you can make sure they can do their very job while you drive around Aurora, Ill... More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

February 21, 2016

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Aurora, Illinois, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Aurora area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fact, for th... More