The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

September 19, 2021

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o... More

Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)

September 12, 2021

There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet. They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant velocity. CV axles are mainly used in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles. They're also us... More

Rear Window?Not the Movie! (Why Some Rear Windows Don't Go All the Way Down)

September 5, 2021

Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks. But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious. Why don't the rear windows in the second row of many of these vehicles go... More

Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)

August 29, 2021

Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g... More

Let Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

August 22, 2021

If you haven't shopped in the Pickerington area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Pickerington, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle ... More

Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)

August 15, 2021

You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe driving. While new electronic devices are helping drivers be ... More

Beware of Potholes! (Avoiding Pothole Damage)

August 8, 2021

You may live in a region where roads become pockmarked with craters known better as potholes. They're caused by moisture seeping through a compromised road surface that can freeze, expand and literally punch holes in the road. And when your vehicle hits one of those holes that's big enough, the... More

Road Trip: Be Ready for Anything with a Trip Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington

August 1, 2021

Road trip, anyone? Nothing spoils a great vacation faster than ending up stranded on the side of the road or spending a week in a rundown motel while our vehicle sits in the shop. Long days on the road can bring out the worst in your vehicle, so before you leave, prepare it for the journey by ge... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington

July 25, 2021

All of us in Pickerington know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that yo... More

PCV Valve Replacement

July 18, 2021

Hello Pickerington, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil... More