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 E... 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