Hello Toledo! Today's Tuffy Toledo car care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why we'd need a microscop...
Posted in Fluids
on December 18, 2016
Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more at a constant...
Posted in Service Intervals
on December 11, 2016
If you're reading this article in Toledo, Ohio, then you probably care about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Toledo tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart ...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 06, 2016
When winter approaches in Ohio, Toledo residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Ohio winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Toledo residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle to b...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on November 27, 2016
Have you ever had an experience like this in Toledo, Ohio? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your check engine light started flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stopped flashing, but st...
Posted in Dashboard
on November 22, 2016
Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Toledo drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Toledo drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your tr...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 14, 2016
There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Toledo can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us jus...
Posted in Fuel System
on November 07, 2016
Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American markets like ...
Posted in Diesel Maintenance
on November 01, 2016
Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey...
Posted in Inspection
on October 25, 2016
Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th...
Posted in Exhaust
on October 17, 2016