Car Care Tips

August 2018

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Pickerington drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your ... Read More

What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Pickerington, Ohio, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Pickerington drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's un... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Pickerington in Pickerington

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Pickerington road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the w... Read More

The Edible Engine

You may have had a friend whose vehicle was the victim of hungry rodents. After all, mice, rats and squirrels—even rabbits—have been known to gnaw on wires in engine compartments, causing vehicle electrical systems to go haywire. They can disable a vehicle completely and be very expensive to fi... Read More

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