With front-wheel drive being so common these days in Tiffin, Ohio, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Tiffin 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 understandab...
Posted in Drive Train
on May 20, 2018
Tiffin residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the ...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 15, 2018
All Ohio pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Tiffin au...
Posted in Service Standards
on May 06, 2018
Tiffin drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in th...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on April 30, 2018
In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Tif...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 24, 2018
With temperatures soaring to record highs around the country, AAA cautions motorists not to underestimate the ways in which extreme heat can wreak havoc on vehicles. With an estimated eight million automobiles in need of AAA’s roadside assistance this summer, heat will take its toll on vehicle...
Posted in none
on April 17, 2018
When we Tiffin residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ab...
Posted in Diagnostics
on April 09, 2018
Most Tiffin drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy Ohio highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Tiffin rush hour, but so can a long ride in a...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on April 02, 2018
Tiffin drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your...
Posted in Service Standards
on March 25, 2018
Ohio residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is a...
Posted in Fluids
on March 20, 2018