Car Care Tips

Introduction to Diesels for Whitehall, Ohio

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Whitehall, Ohio, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in Ohio are surprised to learn that around half the cars on the road in Europe ... Read More

TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring for Your Whitehall Vehicle

Whitehall 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 Whitehall area have these systems as well. A tire pressure monitoring system – called TPMS – consis... Read More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Whitehall, Ohio

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Ohio environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Whitehall drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the... Read More

The Right Automotive Fluids for Whitehall Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Whitehall drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even c... Read More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Whitehall

Hello Whitehall! 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 reg... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Whitehall

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Whitehall drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained tr... Read More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in... Read More

Automobile Fluids For Your vehicle

If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Whitehall, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as ... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Whitehall

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... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Whitehall

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... Read More

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