Car Care Tips

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

Video: These days many people in the Huntersville area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service mai... Read More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Video: Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Huntersville residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids ca... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

Video: The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they sho... Read More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Guide to Tire Specs

Video: You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the Huntersville service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the ... Read More

Keeping Your Huntersville Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Video: Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter? A. A filter for your Huntersville house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Huntersville

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

Cool Breeze: Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville

Video: Most North Carolina auto owners know that their vehicles need regular preventive maintenance like changing the oil and filters, rotating the tires and refilling the washer fluid. But did you know that your air conditioning system needs routine maintenance as well? Taking care of your air conditi... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

Video: The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Huntersville.An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Tim... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

Video: Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for Huntersville drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive ma... Read More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville

Video: The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... Read More

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