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Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Guide to Using the Correct Fluids in Your Vehicle

Today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus service advisor will know the... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Columbus residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technolo... Read More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

Today in the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus auto care blog, we're going to talk to Columbus drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus customers. For example, recently four ... Read More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it.A driver noticed his vehicl... Read More

Battery Basics for Columbus

It's important for Columbus drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Ohio weather. Most Columbus area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle engine.Howeve... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Columbus Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

Hello Ohio! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Columbus Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Columbus drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even ca... Read More

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