Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

December 31, 2018

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia we've had a lot of Batavia customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Illinois. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 3... More

Treat Your Vehicle to Good Tires at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia

December 23, 2018

When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there really is no difference in cost. If you like having a closet full of shoes to match yo... More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

December 16, 2018

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

Economics of Maintenance for Batavia Auto Owners

December 9, 2018

Buying a new car in Batavia is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Batavia who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second ... More

Steer Right in Batavia

December 3, 2018

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Batavia drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent year... More