Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

June 16, 2024

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... More

Keeping Your Cool (Water Pump Replacement)

June 9, 2024

No matter what the temperature is outside, it's important for your vehicle's engine to remain cool, calm, and collected. Well, cool, anyway. If your vehicle has a gasoline engine, it's powered by a bunch of explosions involving spark plugs, pistons, gasoline, and air. And the by-product of all ... More

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

June 2, 2024

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Amherst

May 26, 2024

Okay. You went to your local Amherst car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Amherst service center, but on the way, the Check Engine light ... More

Questions to Ask Your Amherst Service Advisor

May 19, 2024

We find that a lot of Amherst drivers are a little tentative when they talk with their automotive advisors. They want to ask questions but don't want to be embarrassed or seem pushy. Vehicles are very complicated and there's more to know about them than most of us have the time to learn. Maybe it... More

Arrive Alive in Amherst

May 12, 2024

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Amherst. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Ohio roads.The truth is that all of us are... More

Restore Your Get-Up-and-Go (Fuel and Air Induction Cleaning)

May 5, 2024

You may have heard the old saying, "My get-up-and-go got up and went." If your vehicle's engine's fuel economy is noticeably worse, your engine is idling roughly or stalling or your vehicle's acceleration isn't what it used to be, ask your service advisor if you might need your vehicle's fuel and... More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

April 28, 2024

Some of us Amherst drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Ohio, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. The hard... More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

April 21, 2024

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface. But they don't last forever. With care and ... More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

April 14, 2024

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... More