The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Lorain Drivers

March 24, 2024

People in Lorain have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to 13,... More

Economics of Maintenance for Lorain Auto Owners

March 17, 2024

Buying a new car in Lorain is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Lorain who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second th... More

Budget for Maintenance in Lorain

March 10, 2024

Sometimes busy Lorain residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Ohio in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the am... More

Hey Lorain Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

December 24, 2023

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Lorain?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'coffee... More

Tuffy Lorain Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

November 26, 2023

All Lorain service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant thro... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Lorain

November 5, 2023

Every Lorain car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. So be... More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Lorain

April 23, 2023

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Lorain for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (technically) right abo... More

Trickle Down Technology

April 2, 2023

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... 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

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Lorain, Ohio

August 14, 2022

The median age for cars in the Lorain, Ohio area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Lorain we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Lorain area, bring it into Tuffy Lorain for high-mileage maintenance.1400 Broa... More