The Byte Stuff (Your Vehicle's Computers)

September 18, 2022

Nobody has to tell you that computers are a part of so many things in our lives. Smartphones, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, televisions. You name itit has a computer in it. And your vehicle is no exception. The earliest cars relied on the technology of their time, and there was no such ... More

The Light Many Drivers Fear (Check Engine Light)

September 11, 2022

Ask just about any driver about one thing they fear seeing inside their vehicle and they'll say it's the Check Engine light coming on. You know, that little light on your instrument panel that is in the shape of a vehicle engine, often accompanied by the words Check, Check Engine, Check Engine Se... More

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

September 4, 2022

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

Technician Training at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

August 28, 2022

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automoti... More

The Importance of Columbus Drivers Following Service Intervals

August 21, 2022

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Columbus with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about la... More

Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)

August 14, 2022

When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades. You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jump across a gap at its tip. Years ago, a vehicle's 12-volt system had to produce 15,000-25,000 volts t... More

Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)

August 7, 2022

It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo... More

Maintenance on My Mind

July 31, 2022

Ask any Columbus man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car i... More

What's up with Diesels in Columbus?

July 24, 2022

Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American marke... More

Columbus Exhaust and Emissions Service

July 17, 2022

Many Columbus residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus is really a lot more comprehensive these ... More