Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

September 19, 2021

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Mentor

June 7, 2016

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Mentor drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission wi... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Mentor in Mentor

March 27, 2016

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting ge... More

Tuffy Mentor Auto Maintenance Videos: Timing Belt Overview

February 2, 2016

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute. The timing belts vital job is to make sure that all of this happen... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Mentor Drivers

June 16, 2015

Knowing how their engine works can help Mentor drivers make informed decisions about car care and prevent pricey repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts. An engines power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that mov... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Mentor

April 21, 2015

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine, has to ... More