Car Care Tips

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Charlotte

There's not much we can do about the price of gas in Charlotte, NC, but we do quite a bit about how much we use as we're driving on our Charlotte streets.Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the 'go-pedal.' Hard acceleration just sucks the... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Charlotte

There's a segment of the Charlotte area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilom... Read More

The Best Test

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... Read More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

Many Charlotte drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If this has happened... Read More

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Suspension Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte in Charlotte

During an inspection at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte in Charlotte, your friendly and knowledgeable automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts.Here's a quick rundown of suspension system components:There are the springs which hold the weight of your vehicle. Ther... Read More

Charlotte Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

Any Charlotte driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Charlotte residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this... Read More

Emergency Items for Charlotte

Safe NC travel starts with preventive maintenance and good vehicle care at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte. But there are other things Charlotte residents can do to prepare for emergencies on the road. Here's some auto advice that can help you plan for emergencies, and just may save your life or s... Read More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine.The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... Read More

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

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