Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Columbus conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has ...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on January 19, 2020
When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc...
Posted in Drive Train
on January 12, 2020
It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it. You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but wait! It's not getting warmer. Oh no, what's wrong with my seat heater? There could be lots of reasons it's not working, and it cou...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on January 05, 2020
Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde...
Posted in Timing Belt
on January 01, 2020
We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Columbus. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder ...
Posted in Service Standards
on December 29, 2019
If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.The technology to do just that has been around for a long t...
Posted in Following Recommended Intervals
on December 22, 2019
Modern vehicles in and around Columbus run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Columbus drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more ...
Posted in Parts
on December 15, 2019
Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Columbus drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview will inspect your tires for uneven wear as w...
Posted in Automotive News
on December 08, 2019
Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Columbus, Ohio, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Ohio are surprised to l...
Posted in Fuel System
on December 01, 2019
When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview for a checkup and he said that he read on the inte...
Posted in Maintenance
on November 24, 2019