Whitehall drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From t...
Posted in Cooling System
on October 14, 2018
Every Whitehall car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be rep...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 07, 2018
Whitehall drivers know that if their air conditioning system isn’t making cool air like it used to, there is a problem. It may be as simple as adding more of the right kind of refrigerant.Your A/C requires special compressor oil, which circulates through the system along with the refrigerant, to ...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on October 04, 2018
Hello Whitehall! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to repla...
Posted in Automotive News
on October 03, 2018
Today, Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall 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 Whitehall are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed...
Posted in Fluids
on September 17, 2018
In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Whitehall. The timing belt’s important jo...
Posted in Timing Belt
on September 09, 2018
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 Whitehall for a checkup and he said that he read on the internet that modern cars don't need seasonal service....
Posted in Maintenance
on September 03, 2018
There's a lot of auto advice in Ohio right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, “Does this sound too good to be ...
Posted in Fuel System
on August 26, 2018
Okay. You went to your local Whitehall car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Whitehall service center, but on the way, the Check ...
Posted in Diagnostics
on August 19, 2018
Here is a questions for Whitehall drivers: What is a cabin air filter?Is it:
A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
A fresh, piney scent?
A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it's 3.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the...
Posted in Suspension
on August 12, 2018