Tuffy Mentor Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

July 3, 2022

Today's Tuffy Mentor post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Mentor service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fluid is con... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

May 29, 2022

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

December 26, 2021

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Mentor, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you drive ar... More

Take Charge! (Battery Testing)

November 7, 2021

OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted. Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up. During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take it easy. But it may surprise you to learn that hot weather can be much harder on a vehicle's battery than ... More

Sniffing Out a Problem

October 3, 2021

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Mentor

June 27, 2021

Today in the Tuffy Mentor auto care blog, we're going to talk to Mentor drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Mentor customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer's shorten... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

May 31, 2021

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

May 30, 2021

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Mentor residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and oi... More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Mentor Drivers

May 16, 2017

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Mentor drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even caus... More

Battery Basics for Mentor

December 26, 2016

It's important for Mentor drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Ohio weather. Most Mentor area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine. However, he... More