Courtesy Auto Repair Plus: Why Replace Your Engine Air Filter?

November 27, 2022

Just as our bodies need clean air to function properly, your vehicle engine needs clean air to operate efficiently. Let's go egghead for a minute. For every gallon of gas we burn driving on Tiffin streets, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide comes out the tailpipe. Question: how can a gallon of gas that... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus in Tiffin

November 7, 2021

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternator, the... More

New School: Automotive Courtesy Auto Repair Plus Technician Training

March 28, 2021

Tiffin consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have mad... More

The Importance of Tiffin Drivers Following Service Intervals

December 20, 2020

Today in our Courtesy Auto Repair Plus blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Tiffin with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, wate... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

November 15, 2020

At Courtesy Auto Repair Plus we've had a lot of Tiffin customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Ohio. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of ... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

June 21, 2020

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, Ohio folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do with... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus

March 15, 2020

Good vehicle care for us Tiffin residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different... More

Severe Service Requirements

February 7, 2020

A lot of Tiffin drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of autom... 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

Does Your Car Have A Recall Item?

October 20, 2019

No matter how well they're made, vehicles are bound to have problems with their design or manufacturing. Think of all the moving parts. When the government thinks a problem is really serious, they require the vehicle manufacturer to issue recall notices to Tiffin residents and to fix the affecte... More