Car Care Tips

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road?  They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!). You have a wheel... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora Alternator Replacement Service in Aurora

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Aurora is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrad... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Aurora drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but it... Read More

Picking the Right Tires in Aurora

Shopping for tires in Aurora can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. T... Read More

Technician Training at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Aurora in Aurora. And e... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Aurora, Illinois Vehicle

How do Aurora drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Illinois consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Illinois seller must certify ... Read More

Stay Safe in Aurora by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

We don't want to think about it, but each Aurora resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Illinois rescue workers. Rescue workers and Aurora police are well aware of this di... Read More

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

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