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Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Toledo man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in ... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Toledo say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated an... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Toledo Autos

If you are a driver in Toledo and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthet... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Toledo in Toledo

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternat... Read More

Tuffy Toledo Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

All Toledo service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coola... Read More

Keeping Your Car Young in Toledo

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Keeping Your Car Young in Toledo

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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 se... 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

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