Positive Crankcase Ventilation ? PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Lewis Center

December 24, 2023

Hello Lewis Center! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Ohio vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to ... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

December 17, 2023

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Lewis Center Vehicle

December 10, 2023

Lewis Center drivers may know that all 2008 model year and newer cars, mini-vans and light trucks in Ohio come with a tire pressure monitoring system. Many slightly older vehicles around the Lewis Center area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system called TPMS consists of... More

A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)

December 3, 2023

As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad. But there's one more component to keep an especially sharp eye on during winter: your alternator. T... More

A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)

November 26, 2023

You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be. Not only must they support the weight, they also have to isolate vibrations and noise from the passenger cabin. Pretty tall order, wouldn't you say? ... More

A Clean Start (Battery Cleaning)

November 19, 2023

Your vehicle is loaded with electrical devices. Computerized components are everywhere, so good electrical connections are important. Those begin with your vehicle's battery, so it's important that its connections are in top shape. Ever had a flashlight that didn't work, took out the old batteri... More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

November 12, 2023

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Lewis Center drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers... More

A Head Start on Starting (Battery Testing)

November 5, 2023

If your vehicle isn't starting or doesn't sound like it used to when you crank it, the culprit may be the battery. You may have left a light on, or something plugged into one of charging ports. Maybe you accidentally left your vehicle in the "on" or "accessory" position when you last got out. M... More

The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)

October 29, 2023

Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle. When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from those higher temperatures. Heat shields are installed around several areas of the exhaust system. Ot... More

If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)

October 22, 2023

When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little. Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles t... More