Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Columbus drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 13, 2019
Most Columbus drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Ohio folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Columbus drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on January 07, 2019
Every car in Columbus, Ohio, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles:
Posted in Drive Train
on January 01, 2019
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...
Posted in Cooling System
on December 31, 2018
Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Columbus drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Ohio drivers ran out and ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on December 24, 2018
High gas prices in Columbus increase the cost of living for Ohio drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Columbus vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like schedul...
Posted in Maintenance
on December 17, 2018
Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels...
Posted in Steering
on December 10, 2018
Some Columbus vehicle owners wonder why Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview and other Columbus auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.
Receiving a diagnostic charge at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In...
Posted in Service Standards
on December 02, 2018
Columbus area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now Columbus drivers ca...
Posted in Automotive News
on November 26, 2018
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...
Posted in Fluids
on November 18, 2018