Trickle Down Technology

February 14, 2021

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... More

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

January 19, 2020

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to ... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia

January 14, 2020

Good vehicle care for us Batavia residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required differen... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Batavia

September 8, 2019

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Batavia area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Batavia drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able... More

Keep Your Batavia Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

September 1, 2019

Hey Batavia - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every bloc... More

Busting Automotive Myths in Batavia, Illinois

July 28, 2019

Myths passed around our Batavia, Illinois community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers reca... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia?

July 7, 2019

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Batavia drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Illinois who think that severe service schedules apply... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Batavia

May 12, 2019

There's a segment of the Batavia area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 ... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Batavia

April 7, 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... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Batavia Drivers

January 14, 2019

People in Batavia have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 k... More