Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Mentor

June 6, 2021

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Mentor, Ohio, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Mentor streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the gas... More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

June 6, 2021

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to de... More

Distracted Driving

June 5, 2021

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mentor: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

June 4, 2021

When Mentor drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Mentor

June 3, 2021

A lot of people get custom wheels in Mentor. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy Mentor tir... More

Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)

June 2, 2021

You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should. You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed. You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of. Don't be surprised one day if your blower fan develops a mind of its own and starts going crazy. Most of the ti... More

Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy Mentor

June 1, 2021

Many Mentor drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Mentor area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Mentor drivers, that look includes b... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

May 31, 2021

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Mentor

May 30, 2021

Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Mentor, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Mentor drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occurs, you... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

May 30, 2021

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Mentor residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oi... More