Car Care Tips

Why People In Mentor Hesitate to Get their Vehicle Serviced

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Mentor Ohio roads have one or more service or repair that's needed, but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. Some o... Read More

Mentor Air Conditioning Service

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Mentor, but not in your car. When your car's AC System has a problem, you'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more comfortable driv... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service At Tuffy Mentor In Mentor

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Cleveland expressway? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the batte... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern cars are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free". Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Me... Read More

Tuffy Mentor: Good Service And Good Fuel Economy

Most Mentor and Painsville motorists want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving fuel economy. At Tuffy Mentor, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Painsville motorists actually save? The US government has a webs... Read More

Tuffy Mentor Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Welcome to the Tuffy Mentor automotive blog. Today, let’s talk about the effect of tire tread depth on braking. When talking about stopping power, most Mentor and Chardon car owners tend to focus on our brakes. But our tires are where the rubber meets the road. So having good brakes... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning At Tuffy Mentor

Is your car sometimes hard to start on an early Mentor morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your car's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, differen... Read More

Check Your Shocks and Struts at Tuffy Mentor

Today we're talking about shocks and struts. They're so easy to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very important. Without shocks, your wheels would be bouncing over bum... Read More

Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Mentor

What is a cabin air filter? Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It fi... Read More

Exhaust Service At Tuffy Mentor In Mentor

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Cleveland people think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Mentor is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emission control c... Read More

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