Here's an interesting statistic for our in Columbus, Ohio, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold...
Posted in Fluids
on August 25, 2019
Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Columbus, Ohio, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is f...
Posted in Drive Train
on August 18, 2019
Every Columbus car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle own...
Posted in Maintenance
on August 11, 2019
Hello Columbus drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Columbus, bi...
Posted in Fluids
on August 04, 2019
With the recent focus in the Columbus area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Columbus drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as lon...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on July 28, 2019
If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Columbus. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of th...
Posted in Timing Belt
on July 21, 2019
Hello Columbus, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower par...
Posted in Parts
on July 14, 2019
The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so the...
Posted in Serpentine Belt
on July 07, 2019
Today we're going to talk about power steering service in Columbus. If you took an informal poll around Columbus you'd probably find that most vehicle owners have never heard of power steering service. That's not sur...
Posted in Steering
on June 30, 2019
A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Columbus area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives.
Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Columbus can conserve...
Posted in Fuel System
on June 23, 2019