It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

October 23, 2022

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Columbus. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understa... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

June 12, 2022

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Columbus drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more expe... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Columbus

March 23, 2022

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Columbus drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission w... More

Smooth Shifting in Columbus, Ohio: Transmission Service

February 20, 2022

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somethi... More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus

January 10, 2021

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Columbus

November 29, 2020

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... More

Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)

November 1, 2020

Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers. But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it comes at the wrong time in the wrong place. Here are some signs to look out for that may mean you ar... More

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

January 5, 2020

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... More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus

January 1, 2020

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... More

Transmission Care in Columbus, Ohio

July 14, 2019

Do you have any plans around Columbus, Ohio, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stoc... More