Car Care Tips

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Charlotte drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems... Read More

Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ... Read More

Breathe Free in Charlotte: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Charlotte drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment o... Read More

Winter Tires

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Charlotte driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in NC, winter tires differed from highway tires only in their t... Read More

Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Charlotte

Night driving in Charlotte is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can... Read More

Recommended Service Intervals at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

Most people in the Charlotte area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various sy... Read More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... Read More

What Charlotte Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

There are some things drivers should know about Charlotte car service and repair. First and foremost, Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Tuffy Auto Service C... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Charlotte

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Charlotte area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur co... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

There are several important factors that go into how often Charlotte drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out – especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether it’s a lot of bugs and road grime from NC freeway... Read More

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