Straight and True in Charlotte: Wheel Alignment

November 29, 2020

Most Charlotte folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by drivers in Charlo... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down Around Charlotte

November 22, 2020

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... More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Charlotte

November 15, 2020

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... More

The Best Test

November 8, 2020

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... More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

November 1, 2020

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... More