Sometimes busy Hilliard residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Ohio in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significantly reduced th...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 19, 2019
Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Hilliard, Ohio, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Hilliard have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typ...
Posted in Service Intervals
on May 12, 2019
When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery. Proper battery maintenance is important for two reasons:First, your vehicle won't start or run without it. Second, it is the key to the long life of your auto electrical system. If your battery isn't working efficiently, you...
Posted in Fluids
on May 05, 2019
Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll hav...
Posted in Suspension
on April 28, 2019
Hilliard residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Ohio temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, ...
Posted in Cooling System
on April 21, 2019
People from Hilliard, Ohio, love their cars. And nothing goes with cars better than a Ohio road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like car trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.You can't always avoid problems, but yo...
Posted in Inspection
on April 14, 2019
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 Hilliard residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect flui...
Posted in Fluids
on April 07, 2019
Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Hilliard drivers. A lot of us in Hilliard don't know what a differential is or what it'...
Posted in Differential Service
on March 31, 2019
With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Hilliard, Ohio, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Hilliard drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understa...
Posted in Drive Train
on March 24, 2019
Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Hilliard drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Hilliard. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift f...
Posted in Timing Belt
on March 17, 2019