One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus in Columbus is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Ohio are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given sympt...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 22, 2018
Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Columbus, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 15, 2018
Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on October 07, 2018
You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 04, 2018
When Columbus drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Columbus drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because sh...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 03, 2018
Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Columbus drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Columbus area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when fa...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on September 16, 2018
When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Columbus drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on September 09, 2018
A lot of fuel is wasted in the Columbus area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of t...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 02, 2018
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?A. A filter for your Columbus house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters ...
Posted in Suspension
on August 26, 2018
The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive mainte...
Posted in Drive Train
on August 19, 2018