Perrysburg drivers live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investm...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 20, 2015
Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don’t hear much any more about cars overheating. That’s because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn’t mean you can’t overheat your SUV engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still fin...
Posted in Cooling System
on November 12, 2015
Some Perrysburg drivers wonder why Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg and other Perrysburg auto repair shops charge a fee for diagnostic services.
Think about it: When you hire a local Perrysburg HVAC technician to check out a problem with your air conditioner you’ll probably pay a diagn...
Posted in Service Standards
on November 10, 2015
Most Perrysburg car owners worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Ohio freeway but don’t worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown at the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Perrysburg rush hour, but so can a long ride in...
Posted in Air Conditioning
on October 29, 2015
Today we're talking to Perrysburg motorists about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Ohio folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road – so they're very . Without shocks, your whe...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 28, 2015
When Perrysburg auto owners think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don’t generally think about our shocks or struts, but these critical auto parts keep our tires on the road. Perrysburg motorists don’t think about shocks as often...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 16, 2015
So you have some exciting plans for the Ohio weekend. You’re going to take some of your Perrysburg, Ohio friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you’ve gotten the boat all ready. And you haven’t forgotten about your tow vehicle. You’ve gassed it up and even vacuumed...
Posted in Transmission
on October 08, 2015
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining best tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. The service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be replaced together. A worn ...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on October 02, 2015
If you’re interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your SUV, there are a few things you should know first. Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Perrysburg auto owners have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye,...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 25, 2015
A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Perrysburg Ohio roads have one or more service or repair that's needed, but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in the U.S. alone. So...
Posted in Inspection
on September 23, 2015