Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell and the Maintenance Mindset

September 27, 2020

When it comes to their vehicles, some Powell residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Powell drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance but just m... More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

September 20, 2020

If you're reading this article in Powell, Ohio, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional se... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell

August 23, 2020

Good vehicle care for us Powell residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required different... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

July 26, 2020

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell

July 19, 2020

Many Powell car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air filt... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell On Your Serpentine Belt

July 12, 2020

Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Powell, Ohio, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes electricity to power the vehicle and recharge the battery. Then ther... More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell Technician Training

May 24, 2020

Powell consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles have mad... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Powell Car Owners

March 29, 2020

A generation ago, Powell drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Powell shop every year or two for repairs seemed... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Powell

March 15, 2020

There's a segment of the Powell area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilomete... More

Fall and Spring Checkup in Powell

March 8, 2020

When I was a kid, my dad always made sure he took the cars in for Spring and Fall checkups. I was telling a friend that it's about time to get into Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Powell for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service.My friend is (te... More