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Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Westerville

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... Read More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville in Westerville

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Westerville drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Ohio to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But prope... Read More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Westerville. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a bette... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Westerville. The timing belt’s important ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Westerville: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Westerville.An old timing belt can lose a "tooth" in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timi... 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

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