Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

July 12, 2020

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Toledo: Battery Testing

June 21, 2020

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Toledo when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Toledo drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a batter... More

Need a New Battery? Call Tuffy Toledo Today

November 17, 2019

Hello Toledo drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Toledo, bits of the surface of th... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

October 13, 2019

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

Tuffy Toledo Alternator Replacement Service in Toledo

July 28, 2019

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Toledo is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated s... More

Ohio: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

July 7, 2019

Ohio residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a... More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Toledo Drivers

March 31, 2019

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Toledo drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even caus... More

Sniffing Out a Problem

March 24, 2019

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

November 25, 2018

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 technology... More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Toledo

October 8, 2018

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... More