Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

January 30, 2018

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), w... More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia About the Importance of Service Intervals

January 21, 2018

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowin... More

Lease or Buy?

January 14, 2018

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Batavia drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that ... More

Wasteful Thinking

January 7, 2018

With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... More

Batavia Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

January 3, 2018

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Batavia, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the cra... More