Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

April 12, 2020

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Toledo

March 29, 2020

One Toledo automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Toledo, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and transm... More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Toledo?

March 1, 2020

There is a clear and vocal demand in Toledo and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Ohio market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Toledo area roads today, and many more being developed. Y... More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

February 2, 2020

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More

Lease or Buy?

January 20, 2020

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Toledo drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an init... More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Toledo?

May 7, 2018

Hello Toledo - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you se... More

Are There Blind Spots in Toledo?

December 10, 2017

All Toledo drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Toledo.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, w... More

Drive Train Service in Toledo at Tuffy Toledo

July 11, 2017

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive mainte... More

Differential Service in Toledo, Ohio - What You Need to Know

June 27, 2016

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Toledo, Ohio, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. S... More

What Is A Differential And Do You Have One?

June 20, 2015

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Toledo, Ohio, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Toledo drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understan... More