Car Care Tips

NC: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

NC 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 g... Read More

Differential Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Charlotte, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte service advisor that your diffe... Read More

The Right Fluids for Your Vehicle

The current vehicles in the market have over a century of engineering behind them. They have evolved into complex and powerful machines. Developments in their engines, however, have coincided with advances in many other vehicle components, including the fluids.It's up to people in Charlotte to a... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Charlotte

Charlotte 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 there the ... Read More

Differential Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte: Viva la Difference

Every vehicle on NC roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Charlotte residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels a much sho... Read More

Hitting The Brakes In Lehi

Hello Charlotte, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls ... Read More

Fuel Injection Basics for Charlotte

All modern Charlotte vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Charlotte drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned in the ... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

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 Charlotte Bi... Read More

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Charlotte Drivers

Hello, Charlotte residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Charlotte auto owners don't need to filter their... Read More

Charge It in Charlotte for Extended Battery Life

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Charlotte, NC, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 m... Read More

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