Car Care Tips

Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

At Tuffy Mentor we get a lot of Mentor motorists asking about car trip preparation. That’s a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Mentor so it's important to know that the car is up to the task and won’t leave you strande... Read More

How Many Miles Are On Your Car?

Nowadays, Mentor drivers are paying more at Cleveland gas pumps. For some families in the greater Cleveland area, it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That’s got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Ohio auto owners are putting off buying... Read More

The Tuffy Mentor Guide To Tire Specs

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Mentor service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter a... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Chardon

Hello Mentor, let's talk about brakes. Braking, as all Ohio motorists know, is slowing or stopping your vehicle. As you can imagine, brakes are engineered to work well on a particular vehicle application. For example, you would expect more powerful brakes on a heavy-duty pickup that... Read More

What Is A Differential And Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Mentor, Ohio, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most folks in Mentor, Ohio don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's un... Read More

Tuffy Mentor Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

People in Mentor Ohio often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is. Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Mentor in Mentor for Better Performance

A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle’s engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel, to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine. Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel... Read More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance For Mentor Drivers

Hello, Mentor drivers. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine. Mentor car owners don’t need to filter their fuel be... Read More

Keep Your Cool In Cleveland: Air Conditioning Service

Most Cleveland drivers don't even think about their car air conditioning system unless it fails. That’s because many Mentor and Painsville motorists don't really understand that automotive air conditioners need periodic service. Let me share some of the reasons why they fail. First,... Read More

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a very important system in our cars – the cooling system. It’s one of those things that you don’t give much thought to until it fails and then you’re stranded by the side of the road. Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system – usua... Read More

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