Losing Your Spark (Spark Plug Replacement)

December 4, 2022

When's the last time you thought about spark plugs? You probably don't remember. That's because spark plugs usually last a long time and don't need much attention. But they don't last forever, and when they start going bad, they'll send you a few clues. Vehicle is hard to start. Fuel economy ... More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Elyria?

November 27, 2022

There is a clear and vocal demand in Elyria and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Ohio market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Elyria area roads today, and many more being developed. Y... More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

November 20, 2022

Have you ever had an experience like this in Elyria, Ohio? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on. B... More

Ask Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) About the Importance of Service Intervals

November 13, 2022

Today in our Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, payin... More

Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Elyria

November 6, 2022

Let's talk about something critical for all Elyria drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps you... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Elyria

October 30, 2022

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Elyria area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Elyria drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshield is... More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Elyria (Leona St)?

October 23, 2022

Hello Elyria - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see, you'... More

The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)

October 16, 2022

You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home. You put your key in the ignition and oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic. There are some things you can do to get going again. The first thing to do is see if you have a locking steering wheel... More

The Edible Engine

October 9, 2022

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)

October 2, 2022

You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house. But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it. It goes into things like insurance, repairs and fuel. One good piece of news is that you can cut down the amount you spend on fuel if yo... More