Lease or Buy?

February 28, 2021

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Columbus drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays d... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

January 12, 2020

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... More

Differential Service in Columbus, Ohio - What You Need to Know

August 18, 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 front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. S... More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on Ohio Roads?

April 7, 2019

Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in Ohio spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive driving is... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Columbus, Ohio

January 1, 2019

Every car in Columbus, Ohio, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visib... More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

September 16, 2018

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 understandable th... More

Are There Blind Spots in Columbus?

April 9, 2018

All Columbus drivers have blind spots and no, I'm not talking about the fact that you really don't sing like Adele. I mean the areas of the road that you can't see when you're driving around Columbus.First let's talk about our own blinds spots, and then we can talk about others...To begin, we c... More

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

February 4, 2018

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 see, yo... More