How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

June 16, 2024

Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years. Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

June 9, 2024

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)

June 2, 2024

You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe driving. While new electronic devices are helping drivers be ... More

The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

May 26, 2024

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it. And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corner of the vehicle up so someone can change a flat tire. So you say you'd never try to change a flat ... More

Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus

May 19, 2024

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Columbus drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle one that hauls heav... More

Rubber Match (Tire Replacement)

May 12, 2024

A set of new tires isn't probably high on anyone's list of exciting purchases. But since your life is literally riding on them, it's probably a good idea to know when it's time for you to buy new ones. If you've been feeling your vehicle slipping more in wet weather or it takes a longer distance... More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

May 5, 2024

Most Columbus drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Ohio folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Columbus drivers all know or should know that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more w... More

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Columbus

April 28, 2024

Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Columbus, Ohio, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine. Contact the automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire &... More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

April 21, 2024

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... More

Steering Clear in Columbus

April 14, 2024

Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ... More