Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Elyria, Ohio

March 26, 2023

Every car in Elyria, Ohio, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Elyria

March 19, 2023

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Elyria area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Elyria diesel-fue... More

What Elyria Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

March 12, 2023

There are some things drivers should know about Elyria car service and repair. First and foremost, Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) in Elyria wants to build a trusting relationship that becomes the f... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Elyria (Leona St): Serpentine Belt Tensioner

March 5, 2023

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always ... More

Ohio: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

February 26, 2023

Ohio residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a... More

Get Where You're Going with Power Steering Service in Elyria

February 19, 2023

Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Elyria. If you took an informal poll around Elyria you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Elyr... More

Wasteful Thinking

February 12, 2023

With the weather getting colder, you might be tempted to start your vehicle up, let it idle for 15 or 20 minutes and then get in the nice, cozy cabin. Some vehicles offer remote starting that let you do that from the comfort of your home or apartment. But is letting your vehicle idle like that ... More

Motor Oil?The Synthetic Advantage (Synthetic oil vs Conventional)

February 5, 2023

Youve probably already heard that regular oil changes are extremely important for the health of your vehicles engine. Thats sound advice. But what you might not know is when it comes to motor oil, the real thing may not be the best thing for your engine. There are different types of motor oil: ... More

A Real "Pane" (Window Maintenance and Repair)

January 29, 2023

It's pretty frustrating when your driver's window won't work. You can't get your food at the drive-thru without opening the door, have a tough time using the ATM from your vehicle, can't have that fresh breeze blowing through your hair as you listen to your favorite road tunes. Plus, there's a s... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

January 22, 2023

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More