Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

May 17, 2022

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

All About Your TPMS in Lorain

May 8, 2022

Lorain drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Ohio auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many Lorain drivers to tell when a radial ... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

May 1, 2022

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

April 24, 2022

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Lorain

April 17, 2022

The hottest Ohio news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Lorain. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Lorain can do to grea... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Ohio: Winter Car Prep for Lorain Drivers

April 10, 2022

When autumn comes around in Lorain, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Lorain drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Lorain driver... More

Keep Your Lorain Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

April 3, 2022

Hey Lorain - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very impor... More

Synthetic Oil for Lorain Autos

March 27, 2022

If you are a driver in Lorain 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. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it do... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Lorain: Air Conditioning Inspection

March 20, 2022

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Lorain require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some pa... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

March 13, 2022

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Ohio folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do with... More