A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

April 18, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Slipping into Fall (Driving with ABS Brakes)

March 21, 2021

As the weather changes over from hot to colder, drivers will have to deal with more slippery streets. And it's important to know how to drive with the brakes you have on your vehicle. In the 1970s, anti-lock braking systems (ABS) started to be installed on vehicles and they've been a game chang... More

It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)

October 4, 2020

Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them. Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way around. A major component of the disc brake is called a caliper. It works by squeezing brake pads ag... More

Bad Vibes

August 9, 2020

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something. There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... More

Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

June 7, 2020

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Toledo Advice on What to Do After You Buy

April 7, 2019

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Toledo drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Toledo area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when famili... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Toledo

December 2, 2018

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 s... More

Hitting the Brakes in Toledo

September 9, 2018

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Toledo drivers on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection.... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Toledo: Brake Noise

July 30, 2018

Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Toledo. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they wont stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad are expos... More

Tuffy Toledo Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Toledo

May 3, 2017

Let's talk about something critical for all Toledo drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps you... More