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

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

May 31, 2016

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 three thousand miles. But recent advances in both engine technology and oil quality ... More

Tuffy Mentor Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

May 15, 2016

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 c... More

Super Slick at Tuffy Mentor in Mentor: Synthetic Oil

August 5, 2015

When you get an oil change, its always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the auto manufacturer recommends. But sometimes were asked if wed like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, th... More