Car Care Tips

February 2018

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and ... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell for Better Performance

Hi Powell residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in ... Read More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Powell drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and s... Read More

Powell, Ohio Winter Prep Service for Your Auto

When winter approaches in Ohio, Powell residents break out the sweaters, coats, boots and mittens. We want to be ready for Ohio winter conditions. Your vehicle needs to be ready for winter as well. The last thing Powell residents want is to get stranded out in the cold. You need your vehicle to b... Read More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Powell Drivers

Hello, Powell residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Powell auto owners don't need to filter their fuel ... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Powell residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids c... Read More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Ohio news. Powell people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate.A lot of Powell motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good commute... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Powell

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Powell, Ohio, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Powell streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks ... Read More

Selecting New Tires and Wheels

Some of us Powell drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Ohio, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheels. Th... Read More

Tire Maintenance in Powell

With the recent focus in the Powell area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Powell drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas,... Read More

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