Car Care Tips

Nighttime Visibility in Powell

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Powell area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contribut... Read More

A Not-So-Straight Story (Vehicle Pulls to One Side)

A vehicle should travel straight down a straight road with the steering wheel centered.  But time and travel can take their toll and soon you may find your vehicle pulling to the left or right.  Those are not good signs and should be taken care of fairly quickly. One thing that you should note is... Read More

Should Powell Soccer Moms Follow the Severe Service Schedule?

So you take your vehicle in for maintenance and the pro at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell tells you that you ought to change your oil more often. What? You followed the maintenance schedule – but you take a second look at that “severe service” schedule and see some of the following: 1. Most... Read More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

Today, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Powell are c... Read More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Powell, Ohio

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Powell, Ohio: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Powell motorin... Read More

Powell Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Powell, fuel... Read More

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell in Powell

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Powell drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in Ohio to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper tra... Read More

Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell in Powell

When we Powell residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ab... Read More

Don't Stack the Mat

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... Read More

Dashboard's a Funny Name (Instrumental Panel Warning Lights)

Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a... Read More

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