Hello Toledo motorists, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is wher...
Posted in Parts
on January 24, 2014
What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of the public's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees. Twenty years ago, winter tires differed from highway tires only in thei...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 23, 2014
Everyone in Toledo, Ohio knows we are advised to go to our Toledo dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Toledo residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can’t be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tell...
Posted in Service Intervals
on January 23, 2014
Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Perrysburg people think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Toledo (Central Avenue) is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board ...
Posted in Exhaust
on January 22, 2014
A lot of Perrysburg motorists have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners' manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacture...
Posted in Maintenance
on January 21, 2014
Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Toledo, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Toledo (Central Avenue) service professional ...
Posted in Drive Train
on January 20, 2014
Most of us living in the Perrysburg area are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The ...
Posted in Steering
on January 19, 2014
The last new American car sold in Toledo with a carburetor rolled out of the Ohio dealership in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Toledo and nationally have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine c...
Posted in Fuel System
on January 18, 2014
Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, "You’ve gotta have good brakes. If you’ve got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble." That’s why a regular brake inspection is on every Toledo car’s maintenance schedule. An inspection at Tuffy Toledo (Central Avenue) will check ...
Posted in Brakes
on January 17, 2014
What is a cabin air filter? Is it:
A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
A fresh, piney scent?
A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It fi...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on January 16, 2014