Car Care Tips

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Some of us Columbus drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Ohio, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Columbus Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go fro... Read More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

Today in the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview auto care blog, we're going to talk to Columbus drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview customers. For example, re... Read More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Columbus

Columbus drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Columbus area, but it does add quit... Read More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Columbus drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in ... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Columbus, Ohio, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a ty... Read More

Picking the Right Tires in Columbus

Shopping for tires in Columbus can be bewildering because there are many choices. Let's simplify. There are four main classifications of tires, each designed for different purposes.First off, there are summer tires. Those who buy summer tires in Columbus are looking for maximum summerti... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Columbus and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect you... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview in Columbus

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the altern... Read More

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