Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally o...
Posted in Fluids
on July 05, 2020
There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Huntersville area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibilityIt's said that 90 percent of our driving decis...
Posted in Headlamps
on June 28, 2020
There are some things drivers should know about Huntersville car service and repair. First and foremost, Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville cares about you and your family's safety. And we really appreciate your business. Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville wants to build a trusting relat...
Posted in Service Standards
on June 21, 2020
Every Huntersville car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced....
Posted in Maintenance
on June 14, 2020
So your vehicle won't start. What's the first thing that comes to mind? Battery dead? Starter motor worn out? Out of gas? Well, those are all reasons that make sense. But your vehicle may be refusing to start because one of its computers is being warned that to do so might damage it. Here's ...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on June 07, 2020
When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Huntersville can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Hun...
Posted in Automotive News
on May 31, 2020
In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why.It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ...
Posted in Monitoring System
on May 24, 2020
The median age for cars in the Huntersville, North Carolina area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise.If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Huntersville area, bring it into Tuffy Tire ...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 17, 2020
If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it.Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on May 10, 2020
The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Huntersville drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more ...
Posted in Timing Belt
on May 03, 2020