The Third Brake Light (Third Brake Light Service)

May 17, 2022

So you thought you only had two brake lights. Look again and you'll see one in the center at a higher level than the two on either side of the vehicle. They're sometimes in the inside of the vehicle behind the back window, or they could be in the deck lid, on the roof or on the spare wheel carr... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

May 8, 2022

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Amherst

May 1, 2022

Amherst drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Amherst area, but it does add quite a bit to ... More

Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

April 24, 2022

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More

A Cold Day in Amherst ? Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Amherst

April 17, 2022

Most Amherst drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Ohio highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Amherst rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot ve... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service in Amherst, Ohio

April 10, 2022

Amherst auto owners may know that most automotive failures in Amherst, Ohio, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But if you take good care of your vehicle coolant system, it will take good care of ... More

Tuffy Amherst Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

April 3, 2022

Amherst residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the ... More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

March 27, 2022

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

March 20, 2022

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Amherst car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Amherst, Ohio, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manu... More

Smart Amherst Drivers Protect Against Overheating

March 13, 2022

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Amherst drivers t... More