Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Making a Battery Last Longer

August 1, 2021

One thing all Columbus drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply ... More

Arrive Alive in Columbus

July 25, 2021

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Columbus. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Ohio roads.The truth is that all of us ar... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

July 18, 2021

Anyone who drives a car in Columbus knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Goo... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Viva la Difference

July 11, 2021

Every vehicle on Ohio roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Columbus residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much sh... More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Columbus Drivers

July 4, 2021

Hello, Columbus residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Columbus auto owners don't need to filter their f... More

A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)

June 27, 2021

Distracted driving is bad, you know that. Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror. All bad. But there's something else that causes more than twice as many accidents, according to a recent study. And that's people who don't use their turn signals.... More

Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)

June 20, 2021

You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house. But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it. It goes into things like insurance, repairs and fuel. One good piece of news is that you can cut down the amount you spend on fuel if yo... More

The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)

June 13, 2021

You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home. You put your key in the ignition and oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic. There are some things you can do to get going again. The first thing to do is see if you have a locking steering wheel... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Columbus Drivers

June 6, 2021

Columbus residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

May 30, 2021

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More