Introduction to Diesels for Aurora, Illinois

November 26, 2018

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 Europe have... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

November 18, 2018

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 Module... More

Engine Hydration for Aurora Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

November 11, 2018

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... More

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

November 4, 2018

Repair or Replace? Thats 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 shoulde... More