Car Care Tips

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Columbus

There's a segment of the Columbus area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilome... Read More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine an... Read More

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Columbus

Many Columbus drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a Co... Read More

Severe Service Requirements

A lot of Columbus 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 aut... Read More

Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus

Many Columbus drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus service advisor will know the proper... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

There's a lot of auto advice in Ohio right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to be t... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Columbus

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Columbus area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Columbus drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshiel... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Columbus

With the recent focus in the Columbus area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Columbus drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible beca... Read More

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