Car Care Tips

Toledo Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Toledo driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Toledo residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is ... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Toledo

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Toledo drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Toledo residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technolo... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Toledo Auto Owners

Buying a new car in Toledo is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Toledo who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having ... Read More

Why People in Toledo Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Toledo, Ohio, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some... Read More

Let Tuffy Toledo Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

Toledo area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Toledo drivers want to... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your Tuffy Toledo Service Advisor

Toledo drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Toledo

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Toledo area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Toledo d... Read More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Toledo Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on Toledo roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Ohio. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Others... Read More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Toledo

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... Read More

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