Car Care Tips

February 2018

Smart Columbus Drivers Protect Against Overheating

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Columbus d... Read More

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Really Save Gas?

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Columbus drivers don't always extend those... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus we've had a lot of Columbus customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Ohio. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 ... Read More

Fuel for Thought

If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... Read More

The Edible Engine

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Ohio Roads?

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Ohio spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is... Read More

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Columbus Drivers

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Columbus auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in i... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Columbus drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems.... Read More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Columbus residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Ohio folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we ... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Columbus Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Columbus drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even ca... Read More

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