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Fuel Saving Tip: Batavia Tune Up

Video: Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Menu Board

Video: Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Batavia, Illinois, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical li... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Batavia.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing b... Read More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Batavia?

Video:   Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Batavia?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Illinois – approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New... Read More

How Do You Save Gas in Batavia, Illinois?

Video: No one in Batavia, Illinois, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Illinois fuel prices, however, have spurred Batavia drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high fuel ... Read More

Timing Belt

Video: Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Video: The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which c... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia About the Importance of Service Intervals

Video: Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing t... Read More

Lease or Buy?

Video: Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Batavia drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays d... Read More

Wasteful Thinking

Video: With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin.  Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment.  But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... Read More


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