Things Aren't Always What They Seem

April 24, 2022

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Illinois was heading to work on a hot July day and not... More

The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

July 25, 2021

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... 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

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia

October 18, 2017

Hello Batavia . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Batavia drivers?First of all, the Check Engine o... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Batavia in Batavia

January 2, 2015

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting ge... More

Smooth Shifting in Batavia Illinois: Transmission Service

October 24, 2014

So you have some exciting plans for the Illinois weekend. Youre going to take some of your Batavia, Illinois friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, youve gotten the boat all ready. And you havent forgotten about your tow vehicle. Youve gassed it up and even vacuume... More