Make Your Battery Last

October 29, 2018

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 30 pe... More

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

October 21, 2018

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 wro... More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

October 14, 2018

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 makes... More

Fuel Injectors

October 7, 2018

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 en... More

Maintenance on My Mind

October 4, 2018

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 i... More

Automotive Detective Work in Columbus

October 3, 2018

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 symptoms w... More