Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia Radiator Service

August 31, 2022

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Batavia, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine ... More

Cool Running in Batavia

August 14, 2022

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... More

Keep Your Cool in Batavia

August 9, 2022

Batavia drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the co... More

Smart Batavia Drivers Protect Against Overheating

July 7, 2022

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Batavia drivers t... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

May 29, 2022

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

March 14, 2021

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)

August 30, 2020

Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy. That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiator and one or two radiator fans, also called cooling fans. Those fans make sure air keeps moving acros... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Batavia, Illinois

February 9, 2020

Batavia auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Batavia, Illinois, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care... More

Cooling System Components

December 1, 2019

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles the cooling system. It's one of those things that Batavia auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in Illinois.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system usua... More

Engine Hydration for Batavia Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

November 3, 2019

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More