Car Care Tips

Tuffy Mentor Advice On Buying New Tires

Today’s tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Mentor driver’s style, habits and driving conditions. Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Ohio seasons. Mentor off-roaders should be excited about the options availabl... Read More

Synthetic Oil For Mentor Autos

If you aren’t currently using synthetic motor oil in your Mentor vehicle, maybe now’s the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn’t gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn’t vaporiz... Read More

Smart Mentor Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Mentor auto owners... Read More

Defensive Driving In Mentor Ohio

There was a man in Cleveland who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just Kidding!) When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Ohio highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home i... Read More

When Do My Shocks Need to be Replaced?

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Mentor car owners with good handling and control. But like any system on your SUV, critical parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it’s a good i... Read More

Questions To Ask Your Mentor Service Advisor

We find that a lot of Mentor service and repair at Tuffy Mentor are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions, but don't want to be embarrassed or to seem pushy. Cars are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most... Read More

A Cold Day In Mentor

Most Mentor car owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Ohio freeway but don’t worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Cleveland rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot ... Read More

Recommended Mentor Service Intervals

Everyone in Mentor, Ohio knows we are advised to go to our Mentor dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious Mentor residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can’t be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tell... Read More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Mentor

Mentor motorists' cars have to operate in a wide range of Ohio temperatures which requires our engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what'. Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive... And all the while, it... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Mentor, Ohio Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out. The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider two-thirty-seconds of an inch to be the mi... Read More

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