I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Charlotte

February 27, 2022

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Charlotte area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Charlotte drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle windshi... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

February 20, 2022

Most Charlotte folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Charlotte market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have... More

Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte

December 5, 2021

Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in C... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in NC: Winter Car Prep for Charlotte Drivers

August 22, 2021

When autumn comes around in Charlotte, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Charlotte drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Charlot... More

Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte?

February 21, 2021

Today's Tuffy Auto Service Charlotte article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Charlotte drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in NC who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dir... More

Your Vehicle Is NOT Maintenance Free, Charlotte Car Owners

January 10, 2021

A generation ago, Charlotte drivers seemed to be more inclined to keep their vehicle's preventive maintenance on schedule. One reason for this may be that vehicles back then were a lot less reliable than they are today. Taking your vehicle in to your Charlotte shop every year or two for repairs ... 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

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

September 27, 2020

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... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

September 20, 2020

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... More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

July 19, 2020

If you've ever been driving around Charlotte and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field ... More