Can Your Car Last Another Year?

August 1, 2021

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Lorain car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Lorain, Ohio, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufa... More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

July 25, 2021

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Lorain drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in Lo... More

Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)

July 18, 2021

If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent. But since we're talking about oxygen, you should know that your vehicle uses oxygen sensors to make sure your engine is running the way it shou... More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

July 11, 2021

If you're reading this article in Lorain, Ohio, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Lorain tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart be... More

Tuffy Lorain and the Maintenance Mindset

July 4, 2021

When it comes to their vehicles, some Lorain residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Lorain drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just m... More

Should Lorain Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

June 27, 2021

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Lorain tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most of your trips around Lorai... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

June 20, 2021

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

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Lorain

June 13, 2021

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Lorain use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy Lorain at ... More

Light's Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)

June 6, 2021

Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle. But those exterior lights are more important than you think, and they're vital to your safety and that of other drivers near you. Headlights are important. Not onl... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Lorain Car Owners

June 6, 2021

A generation ago, Lorain drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Lorain shop every year or two for repairs seemed... More