Your vehicle’s suspension system has two vital jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump. To see your suspension system,...
Posted in Suspension
on March 19, 2015
Is your car sometimes hard to start on an early Perrysburg morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your car's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, diff...
Posted in Fuel System
on March 11, 2015
Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Perrysburg motorists. And taking care of them isn't optional either. A regular brake inspection is on every Ohio car's maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg, our team will check your brake system and let you know if ther...
Posted in Brakes
on March 05, 2015
There are a lot of Perrysburg people who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Ohio these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Perrysbur...
Posted in Drive Train
on February 27, 2015
Did you know that most of the cars driving around Perrysburg, Ohio carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969? New cars sold in the Perrysburg area have as many as twelve networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wir...
Posted in Dashboard
on February 18, 2015
One topic that hits the news in Perrysburg on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Ohio motorists is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel efficiency. For those of us Perrysburg car owners who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to im...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 11, 2015
If you aren’t currently using synthetic motor oil in your Perrysburg 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 doesn’t vap...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 04, 2015
All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Perrysburg motorists. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won’t work as well for Perrys...
Posted in Fluids
on January 27, 2015
All new passenger vehicles on our Perrysburg Ohio roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are under inflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about TPMS. First off, the most important th...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 23, 2015
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?
A. A filter for your Perrysburg house? B. A fresh, piney scent? C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it’s C. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your SUV....
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on January 15, 2015