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Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Perrysburg. The timing belt’s important j... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Perrysburg. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technologi... Read More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Perrysburg

Your browser does not support the video tag. Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most... Read More

Transmission Care in Perrysburg, Ohio

Your browser does not support the video tag. Do you have any plans around Perrysburg, Ohio, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gas... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg in Perrysburg

Your browser does not support the video tag. The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard trans... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most cars and trucks have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Perrysburg drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Perrysburg. You started out in a lower gear and s... Read More

Perrysburg Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Perrysburg driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that “if it ain't broke, don't fix it” is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less for Perrysburg residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this is... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Perrysburg Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. Knowing how their engine works can help Perrysburg drivers make informed decisions about car care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

Your browser does not support the video tag. The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the ba... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Perrysburg: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Perrysburg drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more ex... Read More

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