Relax When the Wind Blows in Ohio: Winter Car Prep for Mentor Drivers

May 1, 2017

When autumn comes around in Mentor, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Mentor drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Mentor driver... More

Let Tuffy Mentor Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

December 20, 2016

Mentor area residents may remember when the U.S. government's Cash for Clunkers program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Mentor drivers want to h... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Mentor?

December 4, 2016

Today's Tuffy Mentor article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Mentor drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Ohio who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket state... More

Hey Mentor Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

November 21, 2016

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Mentor?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving, but if you chose 'coff... More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Mentor?

November 13, 2016

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Mentor?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Ohio approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New airb... More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

November 7, 2016

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Mentor drivers want... More

Tuffy Mentor: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

September 11, 2016

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Mentor streets, twenty pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of ga... More

Budget for Maintenance in Mentor

July 25, 2016

Sometimes busy Mentor residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Ohio in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Mentor

July 20, 2016

Most Mentor folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Mentor market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have bee... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Mentor Car Owners

May 24, 2016

A generation ago, Mentor drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Mentor shop every year or two for repairs seem... More