Car Care Tips

An Oil for All Seasons (Engine Oil Selection)

You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer.  Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil?  While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news.  Most drivers don't have to, and here's why. Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses.  That thicknes... Read More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Batavia area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a br... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Batavia

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Batavia area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Batavia drivers have experienced the frustration and fear... Read More

Keep Your Batavia Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Hey Batavia - 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)... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics for Batavia

All modern Batavia vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Batavia drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place,... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia in Batavia

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Batavia road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine a... Read More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Batavia: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Batavia drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend... Read More

Defensive Driving in Batavia, Illinois

  There was a man in the Batavia area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Illinois highway sit... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Batavia, Illinois

Myths passed around our Batavia, Illinois community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. ... 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

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