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Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia

Hello Batavia! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Illinois vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to r... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia?

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Batavia drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Illinois who think that severe s... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

Right or Left? Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Power Steering Service

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... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in Batavia, Illinois? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!Yo... Read More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia

Batavia residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Illinois temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the whil... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Batavia Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go fro... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia: Rotor Problems

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Batavia.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia in Batavia

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Batavia drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but i... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Batavia

There's a segment of the Batavia area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,00... Read More

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