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Budget for Maintenance in Huntersville

Video: Sometimes busy Huntersville residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around North Carolina in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today's automobiles have significa... Read More

Used Cars: Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Video: Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Huntersville drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Huntersville area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize,... Read More

Drive Train Service in Huntersville at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

Video: The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... Read More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

Video: Many Huntersville car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty ai... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

Video: Good vehicle care for us Huntersville residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required dif... Read More

New School: Automotive Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Technician Training

Video: Huntersville consumers are demanding. We want a safe, reliable vehicle that handles well and is comfortable to ride in. Oh, and we want good fuel economy, too. We also want vehicle repairs that are cheap, fast and easy. Unfortunately, one usually comes at the cost of the other.Today's vehicles ha... Read More

Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

Video: Anyone who drives a car in Huntersville 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!... Read More

Cool Running in Huntersville

Video: Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: Brake Noise

Video: Your brake pads are the important parts that rub against the rotor (or disc) to slow and stop your car when driving in Huntersville. They eventually wear down.When your pads are worn too much, they won’t stop your vehicle as well. When the friction material is worn away, metal parts of the pad ar... Read More

Differential Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: Viva la Difference

Video: Every vehicle on North Carolina roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle.  But most Huntersville residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn tra... Read More

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