Car Care Tips

February 2016

Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville

Video: Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Huntersville drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for people in North Carolina to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilomet... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. All of us in Huntersville know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good car care. But when Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Charlotte Drivers Need to Know

Video: Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go from there... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Huntersville Drivers

Video: Knowing how their engine works can help Huntersville drivers make informed decisions about car care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and do... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Video: If you've ever been driving around Huntersville 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 f... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: Air Conditioning Inspection

Video: Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Huntersville require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also s... Read More

Huntersville Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Video: Let's talk about air quality in Huntersville. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Huntersville drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?Now, it's only been in the last few years that... Read More

Getting New Tires In Huntersville?

Video: There are so many tire choices in the Huntersville, Charlotte, and Cornelius area, selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Huntersville area folks so you want do it... Read More

How Much is Enough for Huntersville Auto Owners? Tire Tread Depth

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Huntersville drivers know that tires wear out and that the wear has to do with tread depth. Most of us have heard that “bald” tires are dangerous, but most of us picture a tire with no tread at all when we think of a bald tire. And when we ta... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better For Huntersville Motorists

Video: Huntersville residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted—or injected—into your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so i... Read More

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