Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

January 23, 2022

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... More

Questions to Ask Your Elyria Service Advisor

January 16, 2022

We find that a lot of Elyria 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

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Elyria

January 9, 2022

Theres not much Elyria drivers can do about the price of gas in Ohio, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights a... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Elyria (Cleveland St): Where Should New Tires Be Placed

January 2, 2022

When Elyria drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.If... More

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

January 1, 2022

Bad air quality while you're driving around Elyria is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet.These filters clean the air in the passenger compart... More

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Tuffy Elyria (Cleveland St) in Elyria

December 26, 2021

Tires do a lot of work for Elyria drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Elyria. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passengers. With ... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Elyria

December 19, 2021

Every Elyria car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. So be... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

December 12, 2021

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Elyria (Cleveland St)

December 5, 2021

Many Elyria drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Elyria (Cleveland St) 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 ... More

Maintenance on My Mind

November 28, 2021

Ask any Elyria man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in ... More