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The Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

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... Read More

Nighttime Visibility in Huntersville

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... Read More

What Huntersville Automotive Service Consumers Should Know

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... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Huntersville

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.... Read More

Not-So-Common Sense (Sensor Failures)

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 ... Read More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

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... Read More

Don't Stack the Mat

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 ... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Huntersville, North Carolina

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 ... Read More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

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 ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

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 ... Read More

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