Car Care Tips

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Columbus Drivers

People in Columbus have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 ... Read More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview?

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Columbus drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Ohio who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awaren... Read More

Breathe Deep in Columbus With a New Cabin Air Filter

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Columbus auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,0... 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 and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, "I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?" Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that th... Read More

E-85 Fuel Safety Advice from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

Today at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview we want to talk with you about a very important safety issue. This automotive safety warning is coming from a very unusual source: fire fighting experts. You've probably heard of E-85 gasoline being offered in the Columbus area. Some newer veh... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Automotive Tips: Alternator

Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ... Read More

Are There Blind Spots in Columbus?

All Columbus drivers have blind spots – and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Columbus.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To beg... Read More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Columbus Drivers

Columbus residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel nee... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Columbus. The timing belt’s important job... Read More

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