Differential Service at Tuffy Lorain: Viva la Difference

January 22, 2023

Every vehicle on Ohio roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Lorain residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much shor... More

Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Lorain

January 15, 2023

Here is a questions for Lorain drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger c... More

A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)

January 8, 2023

At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving. But what happens when you tap on your horn and all of a sudden it won't quit? Everyone's looking at you like you're an angry jerk and all you want to ... More

Hitting The Brakes In Lorain

January 1, 2023

Hello Lorain, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls of... More

Wiper Blades in Ohio

December 25, 2022

If you're gonna drive around the Lorain area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like your wip... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

December 18, 2022

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Lorain Bigfo... More

Straight to the Point (Alignment Signs of Problems)

December 11, 2022

Its just common sense that your vehicle will drive better if all the wheels are lined up with each other and the road the way the engineers intended. When theyre not, that is called being out of alignment. Here are some signs that your alignment has problems. Your steering wheel isnt straight... More

The Edible Engine

December 4, 2022

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

Air Conditioning Service in Lorain

November 27, 2022

Hey Lorain! Let's talk about one of our Ohio summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Lorain drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from time to time t... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lorain: Alignment Inspection

November 20, 2022

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Lorain drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Lorain will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and ste... More