Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

May 9, 2021

Many Columbus car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air fi... More

Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

May 2, 2021

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More

The Vivacious Vernal Vehicle (Preparing Vehicle for Spring)

April 25, 2021

Most of us look forward to spring because the days are longer, the weather's warmer and we can finally get our vehicles into warm weather mode. Here are a few things that will breathe fresh energy into anyone's car, SUV, truck or van. First thing is a good cleaning, especially underneath. If you... More

Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)

April 18, 2021

Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason. Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us. Since vehicle emissions are among the main causes of air pollution, emission testing can alert you to problems in your vehicle than can be fix... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

April 11, 2021

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

April 4, 2021

Hey Columbus area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Ohio streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Columbus area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of an inc... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Columbus Vehicle

March 28, 2021

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Columbus area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to ... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment for Your Columbus Vehicle

March 21, 2021

Imagine you've left Columbus and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you down. Y... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

March 14, 2021

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus would like to give Columbus drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming m... More

Training Received by Technicians in Columbus, Ohio

March 7, 2021

When your vehicle breaks down in the Columbus, Ohio, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.We've been checking ... More