Car Care Tips

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... Read More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Grove City, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you driv... Read More

To Save Gas Around Grove City: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in Ohio on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Ohio drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Grove City who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way... Read More

Nighttime Visibility in Grove City

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Grove City area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibilityIt's said that 90 percent of our driving decisio... Read More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Grove City 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 ve... Read More

Shake It up in Grove City!: Why Wheel Balancing

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... Read More

What Is That? Check Engine Light Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City

Okay. You went to your local Grove City car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Grove City service center, but on the way, the Check Engine ... Read More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Local Grove City roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Grove City... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Grove City

Hello Grove City, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls... Read More

Right or Left? Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City Power Steering Service

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... Read More

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