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 around ...
Posted in Automotive News
on May 12, 2019
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 fact,...
Posted in Dashboard
on May 05, 2019
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), w...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 28, 2019
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 proble...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on April 21, 2019
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 right by a...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 14, 2019
A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Ohio news. Columbus people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Columbus motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good com...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 07, 2019
No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision. Should I get it fixed now, later or never? Air conditioning is one of those things. You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day.Let's say your air con...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on March 31, 2019
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...
Posted in Headlamps
on March 24, 2019
Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do?The best thing is to make su...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on March 17, 2019
If that little brake warning light pops up on your dash, do you know what it means? Well, if you said no, you wouldn't be alone. You know it has something to do with your brakes, but exactly what? You're not sure. One of the reasons is that it could mean a lot of different things.It could be som...
Posted in Service Intervals
on March 10, 2019