Power Steering Service in Aurora

August 30, 2022

Most Aurora drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steerin... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Aurora

August 3, 2022

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Aurora, Illinois, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire... More

That Squeal is Telling You Something (What Causes Squealing While Steering)

January 16, 2022

If you hear a squealing noise when you turn your vehicle, it's trying to tell you something is wrong. After all, it never made that noise before, right? The sound you hear may becoming from a few sources. Let's take a look (or a listen) to some of the possibilities. First, you almost certainl... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

September 12, 2021

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Aurora auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central el... More

Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)

June 6, 2021

Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank. Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it, steering can be quite a chore. New power systems are electric, but there are still plenty of the old... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

April 4, 2021

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Steering Clear in Aurora

February 14, 2021

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More

Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

January 17, 2021

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Power Steering Service

October 25, 2020

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... More

Steer Right in Aurora

July 5, 2020

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Aurora drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years... More