All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Amherst

October 2, 2022

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Amherst can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Amherst ... More

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

September 25, 2022

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

The Truth about Tire Pressure (Tire Inflation)

September 18, 2022

Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about. It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You may have some experience with it yourself if you own a newer vehicle. Vehicles with TPMS hav... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Amherst: Air Conditioning Inspection

September 11, 2022

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Amherst require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some p... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Amherst Power Steering Service

September 4, 2022

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Amherst

August 28, 2022

Many Amherst drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Amherst recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened to you, rest ass... More

What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)

August 21, 2022

If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission. After all, it's not moving smoothly down the road. But there are plenty of malfunctions that can cause those symptoms, one of them being something you may have nev... More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Amherst

August 14, 2022

A lot of us Amherst drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Ohio motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thousands ... More

Tracking True in Amherst: Wheel Alignment

August 7, 2022

At Tuffy Amherst, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Amherst alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Amherst: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

July 31, 2022

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Amherst.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing bel... More