Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville

January 16, 2022

Good vehicle care for us Westerville residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required diff... More

Used Cars: Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville Advice on What to Do After You Buy

January 9, 2022

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Westerville drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Westerville area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, w... More

The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

January 2, 2022

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it. And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corner of the vehicle up so someone can change a flat tire. So you say you'd never try to change a flat ... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

January 1, 2022

Sometimes we hear people in Westerville say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that com... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

December 26, 2021

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville?

December 19, 2021

Hello Westerville - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see,... More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Westerville

December 12, 2021

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Westerville automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately,... More

Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

December 5, 2021

So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ... More

Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

November 28, 2021

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself. There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform a tune-up. But vehicles are far mo... More

Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)

November 21, 2021

A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel. When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch. Try as he might, he was never able to get it started again. Of course there are many things that can c... More