Car Care Tips

How Much is Enough for Columbus Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Most Columbus drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that bald tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we take our vehicles in for preventive maintenance, the tech... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview and the Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Columbus residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Columbus drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but ju... Read More

Budget for Maintenance in Columbus

Sometimes busy Columbus residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Ohio in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced the ... Read More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

Hello Columbus! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Ohio vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regu... Read More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Columbus Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Columbus area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to ... Read More

A New Battery in Columbus

Hello Columbus drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Columbus, here's some auto advice to help you.T... Read More

H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)

In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road. It can be a daunting and frightening situation. Flooding waters can move quickly and unpredictably, so you have to keep y... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

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 ... Read More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

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... Read More

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