Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) and the Maintenance Mindset

April 7, 2024

When it comes to their vehicles, some Elyria residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Elyria drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just m... More

10 Services Elyria Drivers Often Overlook

February 4, 2024

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Elyria. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. Speci... More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

January 14, 2024

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Elyria car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Elyria, Ohio, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufa... More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

October 22, 2023

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower. The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

August 27, 2023

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Elyria Bigfo... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

August 13, 2023

Sometimes we hear people in Elyria say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexi... More

Synthetic Oil for Elyria Autos

July 23, 2023

If you are a driver in Elyria and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it do... More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Elyria (Leona St) Technician Training

July 16, 2023

Elyria consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have mad... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Elyria (Leona St)

June 25, 2023

Many Elyria car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filt... More

Economics of Maintenance for Elyria Auto Owners

April 30, 2023

Buying a new car in Elyria is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Elyria who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second th... More