What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Batavia

September 4, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Batavia area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Batavia area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that y... More

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

September 3, 2022

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Batavia driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Bat... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

July 31, 2022

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia

July 20, 2022

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Batavia drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes a... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

July 3, 2022

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

January 23, 2022

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... More

Bad Vibes

June 28, 2020

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia: Brake Noise

November 10, 2019

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Batavia. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expo... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

September 15, 2019

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Batavia area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indication tha... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia: Rotor Problems

May 26, 2019

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Batavia.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in less... More