Here's an interesting statistic for our friends in Toledo Ohio: Only thirty percent of car batteries make it to forty-eight months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from fifty-one months in extremely cold areas to just thirty months in extremely hot climate...
Posted in Battery
on January 30, 2014
So you’ve bought a used car in the Toledo area. Do you know what you’re getting? It is hard to know what you’re getting because people in the Toledo area sell cars for different reasons. Think about why you’ve sold cars. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on January 27, 2014
When they hear the word 'suspension', Toledo motorists may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your car’s suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your car up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Perrysburg. Its job is to keep your wh...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on January 26, 2014
The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Toledo, it is easy to prevent.
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Posted in Cooling System
on January 25, 2014
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