Car Care Tips

October 2018

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Columbus

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do wit... Read More

Columbus Customer Detective Work

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... Read More

Under Pressure in Columbus: TPMS

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... Read More

Trickle Down Technology

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... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

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... Read More

Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

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... Read More

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