Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Ohio Driving

July 25, 2021

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Westerville knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Westerville area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compar... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

July 18, 2021

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

Shake It up in Westerville!: Why Wheel Balancing

July 11, 2021

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville

July 4, 2021

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Westerville drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Ohio roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the v... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

June 27, 2021

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More

Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)

June 20, 2021

Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by. You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immediately thinks, aha! A broken muffler. Well, your exhaust system is composed of many more parts than just... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville On Your Serpentine Belt

June 13, 2021

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Westerville, Ohio, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. Then... More

No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

June 6, 2021

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine? It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles t... More

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

May 30, 2021

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they ... More

Keeping Your Car Young in Westerville

May 23, 2021

As Westerville consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Ohio, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our st... More