A Real "Pane" (Window Maintenance and Repair)

April 18, 2021

It's pretty frustrating when your driver's window won't work. You can't get your food at the drive-thru without opening the door, have a tough time using the ATM from your vehicle, can't have that fresh breeze blowing through your hair as you listen to your favorite road tunes. Plus, there's a s... More

Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

April 11, 2021

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)

April 4, 2021

No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you. The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine. If you're wondering if that's normal, no, it isn't. And it is worth getting checked out. The good news is that... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

March 28, 2021

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

Keep Your Cool in Batavia: Air Conditioning Service

March 21, 2021

Most Batavia drivers don't even think about their air conditioner. Now here's a tip for Batavia vehicle owners: Run your air conditioner every so often during Illinois winters. This circulates the lubricant to help keep the seals from drying out. The air conditioner actually removes some of the... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

March 14, 2021

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

March 7, 2021

The team at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia in Batavia, and Illinois car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Batavia drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should knowthat preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel ec... More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Batavia

February 28, 2021

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehic... More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Batavia

February 21, 2021

Night driving in Batavia is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't... More

Trickle Down Technology

February 14, 2021

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More