Tuffy Amherst Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

February 25, 2024

Today's Tuffy Amherst post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Amherst service advisor will know the proper coolant for your vehicle.Brake fluid is c... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Amherst: Viva la Difference

February 18, 2024

Every vehicle on Ohio roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Amherst residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much sho... More

The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

February 11, 2024

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it. And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corner of the vehicle up so someone can change a flat tire. So you say you'd never try to change a flat ... More

Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Amherst Drivers

February 4, 2024

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Amherst auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; they ... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Amherst, Ohio

January 28, 2024

Every car in Amherst, 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 Visibl... More

Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)

January 21, 2024

You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should. You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed. You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of. Don't be surprised one day if your blower fan develops a mind of its own and starts going crazy. Most of the ti... More

Talk to Tuffy Amherst About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

January 14, 2024

Custom wheels are one way that Amherst folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be ... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Amherst in Amherst

January 7, 2024

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Amherst drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Ohio driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Amherst, our team will check your brake system and let you know if there are any proble... More

An Oil for All Seasons (Engine Oil Selection)

January 1, 2024

You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer. Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil? While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news. Most drivers don't have to, and here's why. Engine oil can be made in different thicknesses. That thicknes... More

Wishy-Washy in Amherst

December 31, 2023

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... More