Know Your Towing Limits in Amherst

June 4, 2023

Some Amherst drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Amherst, you should be aware of safety issues, Ohio towing laws and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings is important for safe tow... More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

May 28, 2023

If you've ever been driving around Amherst and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

May 21, 2023

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Amherst residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology and o... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

May 14, 2023

Like everything in the Ohio automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Ohio drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Amherst roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vision, helpi... More

The Tuffy Amherst Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

May 7, 2023

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More


April 30, 2023

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing. Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi... More

Amherst Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

April 23, 2023

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Amherst drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Amherst drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your ... More

Rubber Match (Tire Replacement)

April 16, 2023

A set of new tires isn't probably high on anyone's list of exciting purchases. But since your life is literally riding on them, it's probably a good idea to know when it's time for you to buy new ones. If you've been feeling your vehicle slipping more in wet weather or it takes a longer distance... More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Amherst in Amherst

April 9, 2023

When we Amherst residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find diagnostic fees as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his abi... More

Cool Running in Amherst

April 2, 2023

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... More