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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Aurora drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long ... Read More

Sniffing Out a Problem

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like.  If you smell them around your ve... Read More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today in the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora auto care blog, we're going to talk to Aurora drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Tire & Auto Servi... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire &... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Your browser does not support the video tag. Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Aurora residents to always use the proper type of flu... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Your browser does not support the video tag. Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Aurora residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers.... Read More

Battery Basics for Aurora

It's important for Aurora drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Illinois weather. Most Aurora area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. Howeve... 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

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