The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell Guide to Tire Specs

September 12, 2021

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Powell service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the manage... More

A Bright Idea

September 5, 2021

You've probably noticed how much easier it is to see when you're driving in the daytime as opposed to at night. It's one of the main reasons about half of all fatal vehicle accidents happen when it's dark. That's why it's important that your vehicle's headlights are in top condition and working t... More

Beware of Potholes! (Avoiding Pothole Damage)

August 29, 2021

You may live in a region where roads become pockmarked with craters known better as potholes. They're caused by moisture seeping through a compromised road surface that can freeze, expand and literally punch holes in the road. And when your vehicle hits one of those holes that's big enough, the... More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Powell, Ohio

August 22, 2021

Everyone in Powell, Ohio eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Powell, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that will ... More

Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)

August 15, 2021

You may have noticed your vehicle going through lean times. By that, we mean it's literally leaning to one side. When you notice that, you should get it checked out at your service facility soon because you could have a serious problem. Many things can cause a vehicle to lean. You may have pro... More

Lease or Buy?

August 8, 2021

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Powell drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays dow... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

August 1, 2021

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)

July 25, 2021

What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle. The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you. But sometimes there's a component of power door locks that can fail, especially when they are used several times each day. Those ar... More

It Is Time to Check Your Intervals

July 18, 2021

Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason, they... More

The Fallacy of Cheap Tires

July 11, 2021

Do you ever shop for shoes in one of our American Fork area shoe stores?When buying a running shoe, is quality important?Does durability matter as long as the shoes look fabulous?Would you rather have one pair of long lasting shoes or two pair of lower quality shoes at the same price?Is the warr... More