Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)

October 24, 2021

No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you. The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine. If you're wondering if that's normal, no, it isn't. And it is worth getting checked out. The good news is that... More

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Tuffy Amherst

October 17, 2021

Today at Tuffy Amherst we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Amherst area. Some newer vehicle models are specifically b... More

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

October 10, 2021

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

Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)

October 3, 2021

You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just way that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape. One part t... More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Ohio Roads?

September 30, 2021

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Ohio spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is... More

Give me a Brake (Light)!

September 26, 2021

If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things. It could be som... More

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Tuffy Amherst

September 23, 2021

There are a lot of things in life that Amherst residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Amherst dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When we do... More

Helping Amherst Drivers Get the Right Tires

September 22, 2021

Every Amherst vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread is en... More

Saving Lives in Amherst with Tire Pressure

September 21, 2021

All new passenger vehicles on our Amherst, Ohio, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have questions about them.First off, the most important thing is that you st... More

Tire Tread Depth for Amherst, Ohio Drivers

September 20, 2021

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Tw... More