Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the jour...
Posted in Inspection
on August 12, 2018
About 90% of our driving decisions in the Columbus area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Columbus drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle ...
Posted in Maintenance
on August 07, 2018
If you're gonna drive around the Columbus area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems li...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 01, 2018
Hello Columbus - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So yo...
Posted in Drive Train
on July 22, 2018
A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Columbus drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for dr...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on July 15, 2018
Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this rea...
Posted in Inspection
on July 09, 2018
Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Columbus area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indi...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on July 02, 2018
Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus for a check up.In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Co...
Posted in Fuel System
on June 27, 2018
About 80% of the vehicles on Columbus roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in Ohio. Some of the maintenance issues are minor. Othe...
Posted in Service Standards
on June 17, 2018
Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Columbus require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on June 14, 2018