Tuffy Toledo Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

April 11, 2021

Welcome to the Tuffy Toledo automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Toledo conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire will actually rid... More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

April 4, 2021

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Toledo: Passing the Smell Test

March 28, 2021

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Toledo residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Ohio folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget th... More

Slipping into Fall (Driving with ABS Brakes)

March 21, 2021

As the weather changes over from hot to colder, drivers will have to deal with more slippery streets. And it's important to know how to drive with the brakes you have on your vehicle. In the 1970s, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) started to be installed on vehicles and they've been a game chang... More

The New Blade in Town

March 14, 2021

If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new designs that are worth a look. One of the latest is called the beam blade. It's different than conve... More

Chilly Warning (Diagnosing a Noise in Cold Vehicle)

March 7, 2021

When the weather gets colder, sometimes the noises your vehicle makes will change. For example, you may notice a whining sound when you get going in the morning. It may go away when the vehicle warms up, but it's best not to ignore that sound because it could be a warning of worse things to com... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Toledo

February 28, 2021

Today we want to talk to Toledo drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though ti... More

A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)

February 21, 2021

You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be. Not only must they support the weight, they also have to isolate vibrations and noise from the passenger cabin. Pretty tall order, wouldn't you say? ... More

The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)

February 14, 2021

Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation. But then again, it could be a sign that there's trouble brewing in one of your vehicle's systems. You can ... More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

February 7, 2021

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Toledo drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in To... More