Car Care Tips

Shake It up in Toledo!: Why Wheel Balancing

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance.When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... Read More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Toledo

One Toledo automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Toledo, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transm... Read More

The Economy of Maintenance for Toledo Drivers

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Toledo drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Toledo man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in ... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

When Toledo drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Toledo drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and st... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Toledo?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Toledo and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Ohio market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Toledo area roads today, and many more being developed. Y... Read More

Hey Toledo Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

Higher Toledo fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Toledo drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fuel p... Read More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Toledo Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Toledo, Ohio, service centers like Tuffy Toledo have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, sta... Read More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... Read More

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