Chilly Warning (Diagnosing a Noise in Cold Vehicle)

March 27, 2022

When the weather gets colder, sometimes the noises your vehicle makes will change. For example, you may notice a whining sound when you get going in the morning. It may go away when the vehicle warms up, but it's best not to ignore that sound because it could be a warning of worse things to com... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

March 20, 2022

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Huntersville residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology ... More

Battery Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville

March 13, 2022

Hello, welcome to Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Huntersville runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our... More

In a Fog (Fogged Windows in Cold Weather)

March 6, 2022

It's bad enough in cold weather when ice and snow block your visibility. Add to that fog on the inside of your windows and you could be driving blind. So here are a few tips on how to keep your windows from fogging up when there's a chill in the air. You probably know fog is really condensation... More

The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

February 27, 2022

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More

The Neglected Windshield (Windshield Care)

February 20, 2022

You look at it every day, yet you don't really see it. We're talking about your vehicle's windshield, and if you're not seeing it at all, that's probably a good sign. The fact is that unless our windshields get fogged up, hazy or cracked, we don't pay all that much attention to them. Consideri... More

New Life for Your Older Car in Huntersville

February 13, 2022

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Huntersville families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your pa... More

Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)

February 6, 2022

Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments. But when they break, oh, what a pain. Not only is it inconvenient, it may leave your seat position too close to the steering wheel or too far from the pedals. This is ... More

Winter Watch List (Winter Maintenance Items)

January 30, 2022

Don't love winter weather? Here's a list of four things you need to keep a watch on during the winter months. Let's start with coolant levels. Coolant is as important in cold weather as it is in hot weather. Think of the term "anti-freeze." Your coolant needs to be adjusted for climate and temp... More

Put on the Brakes: Brake Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

January 23, 2022

When it comes to preventive maintenance and vehicle care, most Huntersville drivers know how important it is to check their brakes. But brakes are more than just brake pads and shoes. There are a lot of components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order.The pads and sh... More