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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

Maintenance on My Mind

Video: Ask any Huntersville man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his... Read More

Need a New Battery? Call Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Today

Video: Hello Huntersville drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Huntersville, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process con... Read More

What You Need to Know from Your Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Service Advisor

Video: Huntersville drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the service technician feel that they don't trust him.If your se... Read More

Straight and True in Huntersville: Wheel Alignment

Video: Most Huntersville 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 Hu... Read More

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