Shake It up in Pickerington!: Why Wheel Balancing

June 19, 2022

Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance. When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance... More

Should Pickerington Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

June 12, 2022

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule but you take a second look at that severe service schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most ... More

Fuel Injection Basics for Pickerington

June 5, 2022

All modern Pickerington vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Pickerington drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned i... More

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

May 29, 2022

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

Time for Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington?

May 22, 2022

Hello Pickerington - let's talk differentials. If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, your differential is on the back axle. With front-wheel drive cars, the differential is up front. All-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive vehicles have three differentials - front, rear and in the middle. So you see... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

May 17, 2022

When Pickerington drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake syst... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

May 8, 2022

Sometimes we hear people in Pickerington say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that co... More

Drive Train Service in Pickerington at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington

May 1, 2022

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Pickerington, Ohio

April 24, 2022

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Pickerington, Ohio, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Pickerington, Ohio, they require the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle free of charge. The... More

Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)

April 17, 2022

No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you. The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine. If you're wondering if that's normal, no, it isn't. And it is worth getting checked out. The good news is that... More