Car Care Tips

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte we've had a lot of Charlotte customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in NC. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent... Read More

Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

Most Charlotte drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. NC folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Charlotte drivers all know or should know that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more w... Read More

A Cold Day in Charlotte – Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

Most Charlotte drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy NC 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 Charlotte rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot ... Read More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling.One driver in NC was heading to work on a hot July day and noticed w... Read More

New Life for Your Older Car in Charlotte

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Charlotte families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your paren... Read More

The Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte Guide to Servicing Your Differential

Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Charlotte drivers. A lot of us in Charlotte don't know what a differential is or what it's for. ... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

For those of you in Charlotte, NC who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 makes about 2... Read More

When Metal Meets Metal (Wheel Bearings)

What part of your vehicle has little metal balls inside that are lubricated and allow you to cruise on down the road? They are wheel bearings, and automotive designers might argue they are human beings' second greatest invention of all time (the first is, of course, the wheel!).You have a wheel... Read More

Hey Charlotte Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

Higher Charlotte fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Charlotte drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high ... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

If you've ever been driving around Charlotte and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field ... Read More


Automotive News
Cabin Air Filter
Cooling System
Did You Know
Differential Service
Drive Train
Following Recommended Intervals
Fuel Economy
Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
Fuel System
Keys to a long lasting vehicle
Monitoring System
Oil Change
Older Vehicles
Service Intervals
Service Standards
Shocks & Struts
Timing Belt
Tires and Wheels
Wheel Bearings
Windshield Wipers


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