That Squeal is Telling You Something (What Causes Squealing While Steering)

June 13, 2021

If you hear a squealing noise when you turn your vehicle, it's trying to tell you something is wrong. After all, it never made that noise before, right? The sound you hear may becoming from a few sources. Let's take a look (or a listen) to some of the possibilities. First, you almost certainl... More

Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)

June 6, 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

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington

May 30, 2021

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at ... More

Pickerington Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

May 23, 2021

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Pickerington drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Pickerington drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are mos... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington Fuel Saving Tip for Pickerington: Check Engine Light

May 16, 2021

Here's a question for Pickerington, Ohio : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.) Many conditi... More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

May 9, 2021

Pickerington drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the s... More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Pickerington

May 2, 2021

There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Pickerington can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us jus... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington Engine Air Filter Replacement

April 25, 2021

When your experienced Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your ai... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

April 18, 2021

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

The Importance of Pickerington Drivers Following Service Intervals

April 11, 2021

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Pickerington with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How ... More