The Maintenance Free Myth

December 5, 2021

Sometimes we hear people in Lorain 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 and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexi... More

Clean Slate (Protecting Vehicle's Finish)

November 28, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to keep your vehicle clean. But did you know neglecting to wash your vehicle in winter could cost you a significant amount of money in the long run? Here's why. Many areas deal with snow and ice in the winter, and the salt and sand that are used to keep the road... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

November 21, 2021

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Are There Blind Spots in Lorain?

November 14, 2021

All Lorain drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Lorain.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we can ... More

Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

November 7, 2021

Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason. Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us. Since vehicle emissions are among the main causes of air pollution, emission testing can alert you to problems in your vehicle than can be fix... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Lorain

October 31, 2021

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Lorain, Ohio, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Tuffy Lorain i... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Lorain

October 24, 2021

There's a segment of the Lorain area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilomete... More

Tuffy Lorain Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

October 17, 2021

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Lorain residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can actu... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

October 10, 2021

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Lorain

October 3, 2021

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Lorain. If you took an informal poll around Lorain you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Lora... More