Car Care Tips

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Columbus

There's a segment of the Columbus area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark p... Read More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs.  The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine.  ... Read More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Columbus?

There is a clear and vocal demand in Columbus and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Ohio market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Columbus area roads today, and many more being... Read More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Columbus dri... Read More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Columbus can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time aroun... Read More

Watching Your Check Engine Light

Did you know that most of the cars driving around Columbus, Ohio, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Columbus area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. In fac... Read More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles),... Read More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Columbus

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Columbus area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Columbus area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there prob... Read More

Technician Training at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

Your vehicle is important to you, and keeping it running properly is important to your lifestyle. That's why you're smart enough to have it serviced regularly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done righ... Read More

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