Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: When to Replace a Damaged Tire

March 22, 2020

Repair or Replace? Thats a question Huntersville drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a quarter of an inch (6.4 mm) are considered too large to be safely repaired. Punctures in the sidewall or near the s... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

March 15, 2020

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

Too Hot to Handle (Vehicle Overheating)

March 8, 2020

In the hot weather, seeing steam coming from the engine compartment is something we all dread. No one wants that to happen to them. But if you know the signs of overheating and how to deal with it, you may be able to reduce the risk of damage to your vehicle, maybe even prevent getting stranded ... More

Huntersville Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

March 1, 2020

Any Huntersville driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Huntersville residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example o... More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

February 23, 2020

Have you ever had an experience like this in Huntersville, North Carolina? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing,... More

Cruisin' on Down Main Street

February 16, 2020

When automakers first came out with cruise control, it was a real luxury item. The older cruise controls used a mechanical vacuum system but it worked. Well, some of the time. Now days, cruise control is all electronic, thanks to computers. It's reliable and a real convenience on long trips. ... More

3 Winter Windshield Tips (Care of Windshield)

February 9, 2020

Cold weather can present some real challenges when it comes to your vehicle's windshield. Think of it. Your windshield is your window to the world when you're driving, and clear visibility is extraordinarily important for safe travels. So here are 3 tips to ensure that your windshield can do it... More

Speak Up: Talking with Your Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Service Advisor

February 2, 2020

About 80% of the vehicles on Huntersville roads today are behind on their preventive maintenance schedules. That translates to about 160 million vehicles in the United States that aren't performing as well as they could be - thousands right here in North Carolina. Some of the maintenance issues a... More

Finding Vehicle Recall Information in Huntersville, North Carolina

January 26, 2020

No matter how well they're made, vehicles in Huntersville, North Carolina, will have design or manufacturing problems. And when the government thinks a problem is really serious for people in Huntersville, North Carolina, they require... More

Super Slick at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville: Synthetic Oil

January 20, 2020

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options an... More