Car Care Tips

February 2018

Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in Columbus

Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the Columbus area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resistance is dramatically increased and it simply takes more ga... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Radiator Service

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common in Columbus, it is easy to prevent.The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the... Read More

Nighttime Visibility in Columbus

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Columbus area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our driving d... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Columbus, Ohio

The median age for cars in the Columbus, Ohio area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Columbus area, bring it into Tuffy Tire & Auto... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Columbus drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Columbus. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for... Read More

Columbus Road Trip Preparation

People from Columbus, Ohio, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Ohio road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but you ... Read More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Service Advisor

About 80% of the vehicles on Columbus roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Ohio. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Othe... Read More

Cool Running in Columbus

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yo... Read More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview?

Hello Columbus - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

Most Columbus auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Columbus drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Ser... Read More

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