Good Service at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus Equals Good Fuel Economy in Tiffin

January 26, 2020

Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Tiffin drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Ohio, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preventive ma... More

Charge It in Tiffin for Extended Battery Life

January 21, 2020

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Tiffin, Ohio, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out that i... More

Courtesy Auto Repair Plus Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

January 20, 2020

Tiffin 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 h... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

January 19, 2020

The price of gas in Ohio has got people in Tiffin talking. It seems that Tiffin 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 economy... More

Keeping Your Car Young in Tiffin

January 19, 2020

As Tiffin consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Ohio, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff -... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus

January 18, 2020

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More

The Courtesy Auto Repair Plus Guide to Tire Specs

January 17, 2020

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Tiffin service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manage... More


January 16, 2020

We've all been through it. The vehicle ahead of us kicks up mud, slush, snow or salt on our windshield and we can't see a thing. And not being able to see a thing when we're driving? Not a good thing. Debris on a vehicle's glass can be blinding when driving directly into the sun. And other thi... More

Courtesy Auto Repair Plus Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

January 15, 2020

Hello Ohio! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll have... More

Automotive Tips from Courtesy Auto Repair Plus: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

January 14, 2020

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Courtesy Auto Repair Plus we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should alway... More