Introduction to Diesels for Westerville, Ohio

October 17, 2021

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Westerville, Ohio, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Ohio are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have di... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville in Westerville

October 10, 2021

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

October 3, 2021

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road? They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!). You have a wheel... More

A Bright Idea

September 26, 2021

You've probably noticed how much easier it is to see when you're driving in the daytime as opposed to at night. It's one of the main reasons about half of all fatal vehicle accidents happen when it's dark. That's why it's important that your vehicle's headlights are in top condition and working t... More

Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)

September 19, 2021

Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments. But when they break, oh, what a pain. Not only is it inconvenient, it may leave your seat position too close to the steering wheel or too far from the pedals. This is ... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Westerville Drivers

September 12, 2021

People in Westerville have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km t... More

Tire Maintenance in Westerville

September 5, 2021

With the recent focus in the Westerville area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Westerville drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving g... More

Check Your Shocks and Struts at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville

August 29, 2021

Today we're talking to Westerville drivers about shocks and struts. They're so easy for Ohio folks to forget about because they last so long and wear out so slowly. But your shocks are really responsible for keeping your tires on the road so they're very important.Without shocks, your wheels w... More

NOT JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER (Finding the Right Service Facility)

August 22, 2021

You might remember a hit TV sitcom that was set in a bar, a place where "everybody knows your name." The idea, of course, is people feel more comfortable where they aren't just another customer among many; they're special because their relationship goes back a few years. That comfortable relat... More

The Neglected Windshield (Windshield Care)

August 15, 2021

You look at it every day, yet you don't really see it. We're talking about your vehicle's windshield, and if you're not seeing it at all, that's probably a good sign. The fact is that unless our windshields get fogged up, hazy or cracked, we don't pay all that much attention to them. Consideri... More