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

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

September 5, 2021

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like. You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them. You have to constantly make steering adjustments. Loose steering is slop... More

Going (Lug) Nuts (Lug Nut Replacement)

August 29, 2021

Here's a part of your vehicle you probably don't think about much: lug nuts. They're what fasten your wheels onto your axles. Pretty important, right? In order to take the wheels off your vehicle to service the brakes, rotate the tires, etc., the lug nuts have to be in good shape so a wrench wi... More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville

August 22, 2021

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More

Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)

August 15, 2021

Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself. There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a weekend mechanic to replace brakes, adjust a carburetor or perform a tune-up. But vehicles are far mo... More

Cool Running (Water Pump)

August 8, 2021

Your vehicle is like you in a way. When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down. And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump. Now, that's a bit of a misnomer. It IS a pump, but it's pumping coolant, not pure water. Cooling off your engine is vital since it builds up heat whe... More

Distracted Driving

August 1, 2021

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... More

A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

July 25, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: Good Service and Good Fuel Economy

July 18, 2021

Most Huntersville auto owners want to save on gas and seek our advice on improving economy. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville, we are frequently asked, however, if it is really worth the extra effort. Just how much money can Huntersville drivers actually save?In today's Tuffy Tire & Auto Hunters... More