Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

September 30, 2015

If you've ever been driving around Mentor and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness which can be distracting and will affect yo... More

Keep Your Mentor Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

September 24, 2015

Hey Mentor auto owners - this is something really amazing: For every gallon of gas your SUV burns, it uses 12,000 gallons of air. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean. Thats like a hundred gallons of air every block! The engine air filter is just another exampl... More

Battery Replacement At Tuffy Mentor In Mentor

September 17, 2015

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Mentor. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Mentor runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries were most concerned with here at Tuffy Mentor are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote,... More

Smooth Shifting in Mentor Ohio: Transmission Service

September 16, 2015

So you have some exciting plans for the Ohio weekend. Youre going to take some of your Mentor, Ohio friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, youve gotten the boat all ready. And you havent forgotten about your tow vehicle. Youve gassed it up and even vacuumed it out.... More

Tuffy Mentor On Your Serpentine Belt

September 4, 2015

Today were going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Mentor, Ohio customers. Lets start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. Thats the essential device that makes electricity to power the SUV and recharge the batte... More

Put On The Brakes: Brake Service At Tuffy Mentor

September 2, 2015

When it comes to preventive maintenance and car care, most Mentor drivers know how essential it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. The pads an... More