Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Alternator Replacement Service in Huntersville

November 14, 2021

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Huntersville is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Huntersville, North Carolina

November 7, 2021

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Huntersville area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the ... More

Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)

October 31, 2021

When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges. Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze. Just thinking about it can get your heart beating faster. So here are some tips for getting ready for those inevitable colder temperatures. Mak... More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Menu Board

October 24, 2021

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Huntersville, North Carolina, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typica... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

October 17, 2021

Sometimes we hear people in Huntersville say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that co... More

Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

October 10, 2021

When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color. Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees. When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery they can be. We all know ice is slippery to drive on. What causes tires ... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

October 3, 2021

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

September 26, 2021

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Huntersville drivers often associate our wheels being knocked out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other objec... More

The New Blade in Town

September 19, 2021

If your windshield wipers are streaking and chattering when you turn them on in the rain or snow, it's time for a little "blade renewal." And when it comes to new wiper blades, there are some new designs that are worth a look. One of the latest is called the beam blade. It's different than conve... More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

September 12, 2021

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Huntersville area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first indicatio... More