Under Pressure in Gahanna: TPMS

June 13, 2021

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Gahanna, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 2... More

Wash Me, Wash Me Right (How to Wash a Vehicle)

June 6, 2021

Most would agree they'd rather drive around in a clean, shiny vehicle than one coated with a layer of dirt. When warmer weather comes around, some of us are bound and determined to wash our own vehicles. And to protect the paint and its luster, there are a few things to keep in mind when you ge... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Gahanna: Passing the Smell Test

May 30, 2021

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Gahanna residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Ohio folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget t... More

The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)

May 23, 2021

If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you. No, really, it is. So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repair down the road. A grinding sound coming from the front of your vehicle when you are turning can offer some... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

May 16, 2021

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

May 9, 2021

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More

Battery Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Gahanna in Gahanna

May 2, 2021

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Gahanna. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Gahanna runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Gahanna are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the b... More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

April 25, 2021

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Gahanna Service for Your Exhaust System

April 18, 2021

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)

April 11, 2021

Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors, Elmer Berger first patented a rearview mirror that was mounted on the front fenders, on the spare... More