Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

April 17, 2022

We've all seen drivers who do things thatlet's be frankreally irritate us. They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place. They really "T" us off. These are the bad drivers who fit their description to a "T." The Tailgater. You've seen this terr... More

The Truth about Tire Pressure (Tire Inflation)

April 10, 2022

Most light vehicles (under 10,000 pounds/4,500 kg) in North America sold from 2008 model year on have a feature that many people are confused about. It's the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). You may have some experience with it yourself if you own a newer vehicle. Vehicles with TPMS hav... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Columbus

April 3, 2022

Today we want to talk to Columbus drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though ... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

March 27, 2022

Many Columbus car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air fi... More

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

March 22, 2022

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

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

March 21, 2022

Bad air quality while you're driving around Columbus is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet.These filters clean the air in the passenger compa... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Columbus

March 20, 2022

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 content and, as a result, we are going to see more Columbus diesel... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview: Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

March 20, 2022

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Columbus drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace the... More

What to Do In Case of an Accident

March 19, 2022

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around Columbus, Ohio, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in Columbus, Ohio:When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving t... More

Fuel Filter Service in Columbus, Ohio

March 18, 2022

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... More