Change is Good (Oil Change)

June 20, 2021

You've heard that expression, change is good. When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine. But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here ar... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Guide to Servicing Your Differential

June 13, 2021

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Columbus drivers. A lot of us in Columbus don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Ev... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Columbus

June 6, 2021

A lot of people get custom wheels in Columbus. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy Tire & A... More

Columbus Alignment Service

May 30, 2021

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... More

Water Pump

May 23, 2021

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 radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like the hear... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Columbus

May 16, 2021

Let's talk about something critical for all Columbus drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps y... More

Stay Safe in Columbus by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

May 9, 2021

We don't want to think about it, but each Columbus resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Ohio rescue workers. Rescue workers and Columbus police are well aware of this di... More

On Board Diagnostics for Your vehicle

May 2, 2021

Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Columbus, Ohio, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involved and what the benefits are. They really want to understand the value of diagnostic sc... More

The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)

April 25, 2021

Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation. But then again, it could be a sign that there's trouble brewing in one of your vehicle's systems. You can ... More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

April 18, 2021

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Columbus can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Columbu... More