Car Care Tips

H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)

In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road. It can be a daunting and frightening situation. Flooding waters can move quickly and unpredictably, so you have to keep y... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Columbus drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether its a lot of bugs and road grime from Ohio freeway ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Columbus.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing be... Read More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Columbus drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Ohio to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper t... Read More

Suspension Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus

During an inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts.Here's a quick rundown of suspension system component... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Columbus drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus will inspect your tires for uneven wear as we... Read More

Bad Vibes

Your vehicle has a way of letting you know when something's wrong. Consider a vibrating steering wheel. It certainly didn't do that when it was new, so that shake is trying to tell you something.There are a few things that can cause your steering wheel to vibrate as you drive down the road. One... Read More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Columbus Vehicle

Columbus drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Ohio come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Columbus area have these systems as well. A ti... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Columbus

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Columbus can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up an... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Columbus

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Columbus area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur con... Read More

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