When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Yorkville can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time arou...
Posted in Automotive News
on May 14, 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 tru...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on May 07, 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...
Posted in Fluids
on May 02, 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 ...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 30, 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 ...
Posted in none
on April 23, 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...
Posted in Steering
on April 16, 2017
With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicle...
Posted in Did You Know
on April 09, 2017
Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s 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 ...
Posted in Battery
on April 02, 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 tru...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on March 28, 2017
Yorkville residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into 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 t...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 22, 2017