Hitting The Brakes In Yorkville

May 7, 2017

Hello Yorkville, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls... More

Make Your Battery Last

May 2, 2017

Today's report from Tuffy Yorkville 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. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of Yorkville vehicle ... More

Keep Your Yorkville Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

April 30, 2017

Hey Yorkville - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very im... More

AAA HALLOWEEN TIPS

April 23, 2017

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS FROM AAA Partygoers & Hosts Make plans to get home safely. If intending to consume alcohol, make plans to get home safely by selecting a designated driver or ensuring cab service is available from the party location. Consider an overnight stay. If attending a party at a ... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Yorkville Power Steering Service

April 16, 2017

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

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

April 9, 2017

{?video;480;360;http://www.youtube.com/embed/0t63k66IjSk;http://www.protech-automotive.com/Car-Care-Tips/content/images/AAA_ExtremeHeat.jpg;/video?} With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak ... More

Tuffy Yorkville Automotive Tips: Alternator

April 2, 2017

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the p... More

Under Pressure in Yorkville: TPMS

March 28, 2017

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Yorkville, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Yorkville Motorists

March 22, 2017

Yorkville residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the... More

Tuffy Yorkville Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

March 12, 2017

Yorkville residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium th... More