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Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

Here is a questions for Columbus drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it:A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?A fresh, piney scent?A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger... Read More

When "Oh, no!" Turns Into, "All right!"

Things we don't expect happen to our vehicles. And let's face, no one really wants to spend money on an unexpected repair. But if you are putting off going to your vehicle repair facility because you're dreading bad news, you might just be putting off some good news.There was one minivan driver ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

Most Columbus folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Columbus market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have b... Read More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Columbus, Ohio

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Columbus, Ohio: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Columbus motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Because n... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Columbus drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the shoul... Read More

The Edible Engine

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrelseven rabbitshave been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fix.... Read More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Columbus to al... Read More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview we've had a lot of Columbus customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in Ohio. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33... Read More

Suspension Service in Columbus at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Columbus may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Columbus. Its job is to keep your whee... Read More

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