Car Care Tips

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Batavia drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehic... Read More

Batavia Road Trip Preparation

People from Batavia, Illinois, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Illinois road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems,... Read More

Saving Lives in Batavia with Tire Pressure

All new passenger vehicles on our Batavia, Illinois, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing ... Read More

Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia in Batavia

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Batavia drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Illinois driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia, our team will check your brake system and... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Batavia Autos

If you are a driver in Batavia and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Batavia

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Batavia area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Batavia... Read More

AAA - Cautions in Extreme Heat

With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicle... Read More

The Edible Engine

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents.  After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire.  They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Service for Your Exhaust System

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... Read More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on Batavia roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Illinois. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. O... Read More

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