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Arrive Alive in Batavia

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Batavia. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Illinois roads.The truth is that ... Read More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

If you haven't shopped in the Batavia area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Batavia, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia: Signs of an Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Batavia drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. Wh... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia in Batavia

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine.  ... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Fuel Saving Tip for Batavia: Check Engine Light

Here's a question for Batavia, Illinois : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia On Your Serpentine Belt

  Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Batavia, Illinois, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the batt... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Like everything in the Illinois automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Illinois drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Batavia roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your periphe... Read More

Batavia Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Batavia, but not in your vehicle. When Batavia residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfo... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

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