Car Care Tips

The Right Automotive Fluids for Columbus Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Columbus drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even ca... Read More

Suspension Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview in Columbus

During an inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview in Columbus, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts. Here's a quick rundown of suspension system components: There are the springs which hold the weight of... Read More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Technician Training

Columbus consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have m... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only... Read More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Columbus drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is w... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

For those of you in Columbus, Ohio who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 mak... Read More

Fuel Injectors

The last new American vehicles sold in Columbus with a carburetor rolled out of the Ohio dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Columbus, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your ... Read More

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Columbus man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car... Read More

Automotive Detective Work in Columbus

There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Columbus. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of sympto... Read More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Columbus, Ohio, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Columbus drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understa... Read More

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