Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mentor: Wiper Blade Options

October 25, 2016

Wiper blades are critically important to Mentor drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Mentor drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicle. I... More

Tuffy Mentor Automotive Tips: Alternator

October 16, 2016

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. Thats everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows, and everything you plug into the ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Mentor: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

October 11, 2016

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Mentor we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced... More

Mentor Customer Detective Work

October 3, 2016

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Mentor in Mentor is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Ohio are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challenging... More