Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

May 22, 2022

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

May 17, 2022

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... More

Not So Cool (Air Conditioning Systems)

May 8, 2022

There's nothing quite like getting in your vehicle on a hot day, switching on the air conditioning and having warm air blow out of the vents. You may have had no problem for months and then, one day, you are driving around in a sauna. You're hot stuff, but not in a good way! So what goes wrong w... More

How Far We've Come (Newer Vehicle Technology)

May 1, 2022

Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years. Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with... More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Grove City

April 24, 2022

Night driving in Grove City is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just ca... More

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

April 17, 2022

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Procrastination Prevention in Grove City

April 10, 2022

Every one of us has a little procrastinator inside us. Some put off getting our teeth cleaned. Others put off answering our emails. Yet others put off calling friends and family (sorry, Uncle Joe). And there are those of us who put off getting our vehicle's service done, whether it's a repair or ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

April 3, 2022

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Grove City.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... More

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

March 27, 2022

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to. You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign you... More

Emergency Items for Grove City

March 20, 2022

Safe Ohio travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City. But there are other things Grove City residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may sa... More