Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

August 29, 2021

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

Mercury Rising (Hot Weather Vehicle Concerns)

August 22, 2021

The heat is on, and your vehicle takes a beating when it is. Several of your vehicle's systems are under extra stress in hot weather, so here are a few to make sure are getting the care and maintenance they need. It makes sense that the cooling system is one to make sure is in top shape. Vehicl... More

A Real "Pane" (Window Maintenance and Repair)

August 15, 2021

It's pretty frustrating when your driver's window won't work. You can't get your food at the drive-thru without opening the door, have a tough time using the ATM from your vehicle, can't have that fresh breeze blowing through your hair as you listen to your favorite road tunes. Plus, there's a s... More

Hey Toledo Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

August 8, 2021

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Toledo?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 'coffee... More

It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)

August 1, 2021

If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to rotate your tires. But you have to do it regularly. A lot of drivers think skipping tire rotatio... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

July 25, 2021

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

On Board Diagnostics for Toledo Motorists

July 18, 2021

Some Toledo vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Toledo and other Toledo auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Toledo for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Toledo area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. I... More

Emergency! (Vehicle Emergency items)

July 11, 2021

"I never expected it could happen to me." Countless drivers have said that after they've had an emergency turn their lives upside down. So before that happens to you, let's thinking about planning ahead for an emergency with a few things you should keep in your vehicle. Road flares. If you've ev... More

Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

July 4, 2021

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More

Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)

June 27, 2021

There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet. They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant velocity. CV axles are mainly used in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. They're also us... More