All About Your TPMS in Charlotte

June 30, 2019

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 results of underinflated tires.It's hard for many Charlotte drivers to tell when a rad... More

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

June 23, 2019

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 of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The central... More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

June 16, 2019

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 seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Go... More

When "Shady" is a Good Thing

June 9, 2019

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... More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Charlotte, NC

June 9, 2019

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 Charlotte ... More

Cooling System Components

June 8, 2019

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 usually ... More

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

June 7, 2019

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... More

Tire Tread Depth for Charlotte, NC Drivers

June 6, 2019

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 depth. Tw... More

Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte Service for Your Exhaust System

June 5, 2019

Your vehicle's exhaust system is more than just a tailpipe and a muffler. In fact, it is one of the most complex systems on your vehicle. The manifold is attached to the vehicle engine. It collects exhaust from the cylinders and directs it into the exhaust pipe. Gaskets seal the connection of th... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

June 4, 2019

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Charlotte drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and shoes... More