Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Mentor

August 29, 2016

All of us in Mentor know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good car care. But when Tuffy Mentor technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter needs to be changed... More

Automotive Detective Work in Mentor

August 21, 2016

There's a reason we use the word diagnose when we talk about fixing cars in Mentor. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when som... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mentor: Serpentine Belt System Wear

August 16, 2016

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Mentor drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not complet... More

Tuffy Mentor Engine Air Filter Replacement

August 7, 2016

When your experienced Tuffy Mentor technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your filter.An air filter does what... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Mentor

August 1, 2016

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 g... More