We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Grove City automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, ...
Posted in Service Standards
on March 22, 2020
The median age for cars in the Grove City, Ohio area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Grove City area, bring it into Tuffy Tire &...
Posted in Maintenance
on March 15, 2020
Whether we're trying to save money, save gas or save the environment, most of us Grove City drivers have an interest in decreasing fuel consumption. We've all heard about ways to save money on gas in Ohio, but does it really add up to much? How much can we boost our fuel economy through preventiv...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on March 08, 2020
Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi...
Posted in Drive Train
on March 01, 2020
For those of you in Grove City, Ohio who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes abou...
Posted in Fuel System
on February 23, 2020
Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do...
Posted in Monitoring System
on February 16, 2020
When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Grove City drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission...
Posted in Timing Belt
on February 09, 2020
Most Grove City folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Grove City market, swing by the ATM and get the kids fr...
Posted in Maintenance
on February 02, 2020
If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on January 26, 2020
Starting in 1996, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Grove City service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Con...
Posted in Diagnostics
on January 20, 2020