'Tis the Season (Tires)

May 22, 2022

We all know about winter tires. But did you know there is such a thing as summer tires? Most people have all-season tires on their vehicles. They work pretty well in a variety of weather conditions. But if you want better handling and performance, you might consider switching to summer tires. ... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell

May 17, 2022

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Powell. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understand... More

Water Everywhere (Clogged Drains)

May 8, 2022

It's bad enough when you mistakenly leave a window open in your vehicle on a rainy day and you find your carpet soaked. But what in the world is going on when your windows are closed tight, not leaking and you STILL wind up with wet carpet? The answer could be something you might not even know y... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell Service for Your Exhaust System

May 1, 2022

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

How to Radiate Cool (Radiator Care)

April 24, 2022

There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he... More

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

April 17, 2022

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... More

Don't Neglect Your Spare (Spare Tire Care)

April 10, 2022

If you've ever had a flat tire, then you know welcome it is to have a spare tire that is properly inflated, in good shape and easy to get to. Problem is many of us don't even give our spare tire (if we even have one) a second thought. If you have an SUV or truck with a spare, it may be mounted o... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

April 3, 2022

The automotive professionals at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell would like to give Powell drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more ... More

Rear Window?Not the Movie! (Why Some Rear Windows Don't Go All the Way Down)

March 27, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks. But there is one thing that some drivers DO find mysterious. Why don't the rear windows in the second row of many of these vehicles go... More

Easy Miles ? Do Powell Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

March 25, 2022

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons... More