Car Care Tips

May 2017

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 ... 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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 o... Read More

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