The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

February 25, 2024

Modern Columbus vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute thin... More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

February 18, 2024

If you haven't shopped in the Columbus area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Columbus, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a fe... More

The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller

February 11, 2024

Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around. But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants long life and dependable performance from the vehicle, manual has the way to achieve that long life and... More

In the Hot Seat (Repair and Maintenance of Seat Heaters)

February 4, 2024

It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it. You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but wait! It's not getting warmer. Oh no, what's wrong with my seat heater? There could be lots of reasons it's not working, and it cou... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Guide to Servicing Your Differential

January 28, 2024

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Columbus drivers. A lot of us in Columbus don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Ev... More

The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)

January 21, 2024

If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you. No, really, it is. So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repair down the road. A grinding sound coming from the front of your vehicle when you are turning can offer some... More

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

January 14, 2024

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... More

Bad Vibes (Disc brake rotor problems)

January 7, 2024

If you were to name the most important safety feature on your vehicle right now, what would your answer be? A lot of driving experts would agree that its your brakes. Most newer vehicles use a well-engineered and efficient style of brakes called disc brakes. The name disc brakes comes from one ... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

January 2, 2024

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)

December 31, 2023

There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others. One is the air bag light. If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their job. Automakers began installing air bags in the late 1990's since they were mandatory in the United State... More