Maintenance on My Mind

May 26, 2024

Ask any Cincinnati 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... More

Tuffy Cincinnati (Fields-Ertel) Fuel Saving Tip for Cincinnati: Check Engine Light

May 19, 2024

Here's a question for Cincinnati, Ohio : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many condition... More

Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)

May 12, 2024

You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just say that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape. One part t... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Cincinnati (Fields-Ertel)?

May 5, 2024

Today's Tuffy Cincinnati (Fields-Ertel) article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Cincinnati drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Ohio who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Cincinnati (Fields-Ertel): A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

April 28, 2024

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 Cincinnati.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... More

The Edible Engine

April 21, 2024

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

April 14, 2024

The price of gas in Ohio has got people in Cincinnati talking. It seems that Cincinnati folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel... More

Hey Cincinnati Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

April 7, 2024

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Cincinnati?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chose 'co... More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

March 31, 2024

Today, Tuffy Cincinnati (Fields-Ertel) is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Cincinnati are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent year... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

March 24, 2024

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More