We don't want to think about it, but each Batavia resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Illinois rescue workers.Rescue workers and Batavia police are well aware of this ...
Posted in Emergency Items
on April 21, 2019
Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia for a check up.In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Batavia resi...
Posted in Fuel System
on April 14, 2019
Every Batavia car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replace...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 07, 2019
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 a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. ...
Posted in Automotive News
on March 31, 2019
Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Batavia, Illinois, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of dia...
Posted in Service Standards
on March 24, 2019
Custom wheels are one way that Batavia folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on March 17, 2019
The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Batavia...
Posted in Fluids
on March 10, 2019
You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it.A driver noticed his vehicl...
Posted in Fluids
on March 03, 2019
Let's talk about something critical for all Batavia drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work:The wheel hub keeps y...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on February 24, 2019
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called "severe service" maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more ...
Posted in Service Intervals
on February 18, 2019