Car Care Tips

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville: Tire Replacement Overview

Video: Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Westerville drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm... Read More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville

Video: Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive ... Read More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

Video: The price of gas in Ohio has got people in Westerville talking. It seems that Westerville folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fu... Read More

All About Your TPMS in Westerville

Video: Westerville drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for Ohio auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many Westerville drivers to tell whe... Read More

Keeping Your Westerville Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Video: Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Westerville house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out ... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Video: Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Westerville 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 technology a... Read More

Easy Miles – Do Westerville Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Video: Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a co... Read More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

Video: A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Westerville 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 drivers ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville: Serpentine Belt System Wear

Video: The primary job of the serpentine belt for Westerville drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesn’t spin fast enough, the battery will not c... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

Video: Modern Westerville 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 –... Read More

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