Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg in Perrysburg

January 16, 2022

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Perrysburg drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that hauls he... More

I NEED All Wheel Drive (Pros and Cons of AWD)

January 9, 2022

So winter has arrived and you don't feel confident in how your 2-wheel drive vehicle does in the snow and ice. You envy all those people with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cars, trucks and SUVs. You start thinking, "I need one of those. I'll be able to go anywhere without any w... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Ohio Driving

January 2, 2022

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Perrysburg knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Perrysburg area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartm... More

Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

January 1, 2022

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

December 26, 2021

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

December 19, 2021

Most Perrysburg drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your ve... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg

December 12, 2021

Good vehicle care for us Perrysburg residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diffe... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

December 5, 2021

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Perrysburg.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... More

Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)

November 28, 2021

It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Perrysburg Vehicle

November 21, 2021

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Perrysburg area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get t... More