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Wishy-Washy in Charlotte

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Charlotte

The hottest NC news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again – the price of gas in Charlotte. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, ... Read More

All About Your TPMS in Charlotte

Charlotte drivers know that underinflated tires wear out more quickly. Underinflation is also a major cause of tire failure for NC auto owners. More flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances are all resul... Read More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for  Charlotte auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all o... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

Anyone who drives a car in Charlotte knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can se... 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

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Charlotte, NC

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

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Charlotte auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in NC.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechanical system... Read More

By the Numbers: Tire Replacement at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte in Charlotte

Ever notice that your tire is covered with writing? It's like some hieroglyphic art form. Of course, Charlotte drivers know that it's not just graffiti, but to most of us, it might as well be. Would you like to know what all those codes on your tire mean? It won't lead you to buried treasure, but... Read More

Tire Tread Depth for Charlotte, NC Drivers

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread ... Read More

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