How Your Check Engine Light Works

July 25, 2021

Have you ever had an experience like this in Columbus, Ohio? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on.... More

Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)

July 18, 2021

If theres one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, its the temperature gauge. Its the one that may say C---H (that means cold---hot). Or maybe yours has a picture of a thermometer on it and a blue and red zone. If you see the needle heading farther to the H or red area, that mea... More

Columbus Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

July 11, 2021

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Columbus drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Columbus drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of you... More

Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)

July 4, 2021

Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

June 27, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

Talk to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus About New Shoes for Your Vehicle

June 20, 2021

Custom wheels are one way that Columbus folks express themselves and personalize their vehicle. But they aren't as cheap and easy as sticking decals on your back window. There are several factors that need to be considered, including cost, the fit of the wheel, modifications that will have to be... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus: Battery Testing

June 13, 2021

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Columbus drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long a... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus

June 6, 2021

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Columbus road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump -... More

Hey Columbus Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

May 30, 2021

Higher Columbus fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Columbus drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high fu... More

Upgrade Shocks for Better Handling in Columbus

May 23, 2021

Many Columbus drivers probably don't think of their shock absorbers as an important safety system; but that's just what shocks and struts are. They're all about ride control keeping your vehicle tires in contact with the road and managing body motion.Every time you hit a bump or pothole on a Co... More