Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

February 26, 2018

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Batavia.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing bel... More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Batavia?

February 21, 2018

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Batavia?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Illinois approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country... More

How Do You Save Gas in Batavia, Illinois?

February 12, 2018

No one in Batavia, Illinois, likes to spend a chunk of change at the gas pump. Rising Illinois fuel prices, however, have spurred Batavia drivers to focus on how to improve their fuel economy. North Americans literally drive billions of miles/kilometers less each month during times of high... More

Timing Belt

February 6, 2018

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinde... More