TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Columbus Vehicle

June 4, 2023

Columbus drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Ohio come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Columbus area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of sensors... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview: Wiper Blade Options

May 28, 2023

Wiper blades are critically important to Columbus drivers for good driving visibility and safety. When its time to replace your wiper blades, there are a number of different wiper blade designs and grades. Columbus drivers should always use at least the design or grade that came with their vehicl... More

Defensive Driving in Columbus, Ohio

May 21, 2023

There was a man in the Columbus area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Ohio highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home in Col... More

Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview in Columbus

May 14, 2023

Many Columbus drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate the internal... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

May 7, 2023

Hello Columbus . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Columbus drivers?First of all, the Check Engine... More

Columbus Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

April 30, 2023

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Columbus on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered signi... More

Columbus Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

April 23, 2023

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Columbus drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Columbus drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of you... More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

April 16, 2023

A lot of us Columbus drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Ohio motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thousands... More

Snake in the Engine (Serpentine Belt)

April 9, 2023

There's a belt that snakes through your engine. It's even named for a snake, the serpentine belt. It'll bite you when it breaks, possibly leaving you stranded. So, it's good to know a little about this snake-like belt. In early engines, there were lots of belts. They were used to convert the r... More

Battery Maintenance Tips From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

April 2, 2023

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, your alterna... More