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

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Gahanna in Gahanna

April 4, 2021

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)

March 28, 2021

Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times. You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically. There were mechanical adjustments of a vehicle's timing, dwell, spark gap and idle mixture, too. Unless you like to ... More

Gahanna Alignment Service

March 21, 2021

Your car might have an alignment problem if: it drifts or pulls to one side, your steering wheel is off center, you have uneven tire wear or your car doesn't feel like it handles right. When all of a vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Running into... More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

March 14, 2021

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Gahanna Technician Training

March 7, 2021

Gahanna consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have ma... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Gahanna: Signs of an Alignment Problem

February 28, 2021

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Gahanna drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. Whil... More

Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)

February 21, 2021

Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going. But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there are some things you should keep your eyes, ears and nose out for. They are warning you about something t... More

Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)

February 14, 2021

You may have noticed your vehicle going through lean times. By that, we mean it's literally leaning to one side. When you notice that, you should get it checked out at your service facility soon because you could have a serious problem. Many things can cause a vehicle to lean. You may have pro... More