Car Care Tips

No Fueling! (Fuel Filler Location)

If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi... Read More

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:the radiatorthe radiator capthe hose... Read More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Columbus

Columbus drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the moto... Read More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Columbus Drivers

When people in Columbus talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Ohio? Yet we often don't even no... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Columbus drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern.... Read More

Trickle Down Technology

Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt... Read More

New Life for Your Older Car in Columbus

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Columbus families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parent... Read More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... Read More

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All Ohio pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they ca... Read More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Columbus, Ohio, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Columbus area have as many as 12 networked computers an... Read More

Categories

Automotive News
Battery
Cabin Air Filter
Cooling System
Dashboard
Did You Know
Drive Train
Exhaust
Fluids
Fuel Economy
Fuel System
Inspection
Keys to a long lasting vehicle
Maintenance
Monitoring System
Older Vehicles
Parts
Safety
Service Intervals
Service Standards
Shocks & Struts
Steering
Timing Belt
Tires and Wheels
Transmission
Windshield Wipers

Archives

November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018

your local Tuffy, please enter your zip code or city and state for the location nearest you.