Car Care Tips

February 2018

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

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

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

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

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 know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help... Read More

The Best Test

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... Read More

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

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 vi... Read More

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

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), w... Read More

Wiper Blades in Ohio

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 l... Read More

Odometer Rollback on Your Westerville, Ohio Vehicle

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 W... Read More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville Menu Board

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 typ... Read More

10 Services Westerville Drivers Often Overlook

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 sche... Read More

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