Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

May 22, 2022

A lot of us Columbus drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Ohio motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thousands... More

Do you have a Clue (Get the Most Out of a Service Visit)

May 17, 2022

When you head to the doctor, you probably have it in your mind what you're going to say about why you don't feel good. That way your doctor can use that information to diagnose your problem. You might want to think of that same approach when you take your vehicle in for a repair. Experts say wha... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

May 8, 2022

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

May 1, 2022

If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it. Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ... More

The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)

April 24, 2022

If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you. No, really, it is. So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repair down the road. A grinding sound coming from the front of your vehicle when you are turning can offer some... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Columbus Vehicle

April 17, 2022

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Columbus area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to ... More

QUIET TIME (Listening for Vehicle Problems)

April 10, 2022

Everybody's got friends like this. You know, the kind who, the minute they get in their vehicle and turn the key, the sound system is deafening. They just love to hear that music, sports, news anything but the sound of the vehicle itself. And maybe you're that person, too. Here's something to ... More

Breathe New Life into Your Engine (MAF sensor replacement)

April 3, 2022

If youve noticed your vehicle is hard to start, stalling, or has lost power, the culprit may be a part with an odd name: the MAF sensor. You may have never even heard of a MAF sensor, but its important that it be working correctly, or you may be experiencing some fairly significant engine issues... More

Bouncy Bouncy ? Are My Shocks Bad?

March 27, 2022

When Columbus drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Columbus drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks an... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

March 25, 2022

Many Columbus car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air fi... More