I NEED All Wheel Drive (Pros and Cons of AWD)

January 23, 2022

So winter has arrived and you don't feel confident in how your 2-wheel drive vehicle does in the snow and ice. You envy all those people with all-wheel-drive (AWD) and 4-wheel-drive (4WD) cars, trucks and SUVs. You start thinking, "I need one of those. I'll be able to go anywhere without any w... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

January 16, 2022

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Charlotte: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

January 13, 2022

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Charlotte drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Charlotte... More

Charlotte Air Conditioning Service

January 12, 2022

Working up a sweat is a great thing to do in a gym around Charlotte, but not in your vehicle. When Charlotte residents' vehicle AC Systems have a problem, they'll often feel it right away. The question is, how long do you put up with it? You know, the old comfort versus cost dilemma. But a more c... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte: Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

January 11, 2022

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Charlotte drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace th... More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte in Charlotte

January 10, 2022

There are a lot of drivers in Charlotte who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in NC these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Charlotte folks don't even have to ... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte: Serpentine Belt System Wear

January 9, 2022

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Charlotte drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not comp... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your NC Driving

January 2, 2022

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Charlotte knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Charlotte area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger compartmen... More

Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)

January 1, 2022

You may have noticed your vehicle going through lean times. By that, we mean it's literally leaning to one side. When you notice that, you should get it checked out at your service facility soon because you could have a serious problem. Many things can cause a vehicle to lean. You may have pro... More

Buying the Right Tires and Wheels in Charlotte, NC

January 1, 2022

Everyone in Charlotte, NC eventually replaces their tires, whether it's because they're worn out or they're just looking for something different. There are so many great tire choices in Charlotte, it can be difficult to sort them out. Let's group the broad spectrum into several categories that w... More