Vive la Differential at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte in Charlotte

January 10, 2022

There are a lot of drivers in Charlotte who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in NC these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Charlotte folks don't even have to ... More

What to Do in Case of an Accident in Charlotte

November 21, 2021

Screeching tires, crunching metal it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in Charlotte, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.Let's review what Charlotte drivers should do in case of an accident:When an accident occur... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Charlotte

July 18, 2021

One Charlotte automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Charlotte, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine and ... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Charlotte, NC

June 20, 2021

Every car in Charlotte, NC, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visibl... More

Lease or Buy?

May 9, 2021

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Charlotte drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays ... More

Differential Service in Charlotte, NC - What You Need to Know

February 7, 2021

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Charlotte, NC, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differential. So... 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

Differential Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

March 22, 2020

Here at AutoNetTV, we have national viewers, like your neighbors in Charlotte, who write to us with questions or feedback. One common question we're asked is: "What is a differential and what does it do?" You may have been told by your Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte service advisor that your diffe... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

November 24, 2019

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Charlotte?

June 3, 2019

There is a clear and vocal demand in Charlotte and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the NC market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Charlotte area roads today, and many more being develope... More