Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington Alternator Replacement Service in Pickerington

February 28, 2021

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Pickerington is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane ... More

Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)

February 21, 2021

Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments. But when they break, oh, what a pain. Not only is it inconvenient, it may leave your seat position too close to the steering wheel or too far from the pedals. This is ... More

How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)

February 14, 2021

Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car. Your SUV's air conditioning system needs a new evaporator, but the cost for the new one is way more than you remember it was for your car. How... More

Pickerington Customer Detective Work

February 7, 2021

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington in Pickerington is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in Ohio are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any giv... More

Helping Pickerington Drivers Get the Right Tires

January 31, 2021

Every Pickerington vehicle owner has to purchase tires at some time or another, so it's a good idea to understand what the choices are. The best seasonal performance is achieved by purchasing tires to match the season you are driving in. Summer tires are designed for hot temperatures. The tread ... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

January 24, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington Guide to Custom Wheels

January 17, 2021

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Pickerington drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught their eye,... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington Guide to Servicing Your Differential

January 10, 2021

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Pickerington drivers. A lot of us in Pickerington don't know what a differential is or what it's... More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington

January 3, 2021

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every single fuel-i... More

For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

January 1, 2021

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ... More