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

February 27, 2018

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 doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not co... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

February 20, 2018

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 t... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

February 12, 2018

The team at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville in Westerville, and Ohio car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Westerville drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all knowor should knowthat preventive maintenance will help maximize... More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

February 7, 2018

Like everything in the Ohio automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. Ohio drivers can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Westerville roads, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vision, h... More

Ask Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

February 6, 2018

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... More

Wiper Blades in Ohio

February 6, 2018

If you're gonna drive around the Westerville area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like you... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Westerville, Ohio Vehicle

February 5, 2018

How do Westerville drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Ohio consumers against mileage fraud. It says a Ohio seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Westerv... More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville Menu Board

February 4, 2018

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Westerville, Ohio, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical li... More

10 Services Westerville Drivers Often Overlook

February 3, 2018

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Westerville. Some days it's all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That's why you've gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps - we have to keep track of it all.So let's talk about schedules. ... More

Differential Service in Westerville, Ohio - What You Need to Know

February 2, 2018

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Westerville, Ohio, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential... More