A Head Start on Starting (Battery Testing)

February 5, 2023

If your vehicle isn't starting or doesn't sound like it used to when you crank it, the culprit may be the battery. You may have left a light on, or something plugged into one of charging ports. Maybe you accidentally left your vehicle in the "on" or "accessory" position when you last got out. M... More

The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

January 29, 2023

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it. And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corner of the vehicle up so someone can change a flat tire. So you say you'd never try to change a flat ... More

Budget for Maintenance in Pickerington

January 22, 2023

Sometimes busy Pickerington residents dream about going back to the simpler days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Ohio in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced ... More

Straight to the Point (Alignment Signs of Problems)

January 15, 2023

Its just common sense that your vehicle will drive better if all the wheels are lined up with each other and the road the way the engineers intended. When theyre not, that is called being out of alignment. Here are some signs that your alignment has problems. Your steering wheel isnt straight... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

January 8, 2023

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Pickerington area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Pickerington can ... More

Snake in the Engine (Serpentine Belt)

January 1, 2023

There's a belt that snakes through your engine. It's even named for a snake, the serpentine belt. It'll bite you when it breaks, possibly leaving you stranded. So, it's good to know a little about this snake-like belt. In early engines, there were lots of belts. They were used to convert the r... More

Cool Running in Pickerington

December 25, 2022

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington: Tire Replacement Overview

December 18, 2022

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Pickerington drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm... More

Introduction to Diesels for Pickerington, Ohio

December 11, 2022

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Pickerington, Ohio, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Ohio are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe have d... More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Pickerington

December 4, 2022

Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Pickerington, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Pickerington drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident... More