Car Care Tips

The Best Test

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all.  If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... Read More

The Importance of Huntersville Drivers Following Service Intervals

Today in our Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Huntersville with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams.... Read More

Introduction to Diesels for Huntersville, North Carolina

Something you're going to be hearing a lot about around Huntersville, North Carolina, is diesel engines. We're not talking about semi-trucks and buses; we're talking about diesel engine cars, pick-ups and SUVs.Most people in North Carolina are surprised to learn that around half the cars... Read More

Power Steering Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville

Many Huntersville drivers have been hearing about technological advances in power steering, specifically electric power steering. Some very high-end cars have been featuring electric power steering. Power steering fluid has the necessary hydraulic properties and the ability to lubricate... Read More

Fuel for Thought

If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components.  They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump. The fuel's the easy part.  You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Huntersville

Huntersville drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. Fro... Read More

Water Pump

Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system: the radiator the radiator cap the hoses the thermostat the water pump The water pump's like... Read More

Engine Air Filter from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

Many Huntersville drivers have found themselves in the following situation: They go to get their oil changed and their friendly service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville recommends a new engine air filter. They say yes, but don't know what an air filter is or what it does.If... Read More

Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Huntersville

There's a segment of the Huntersville area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (1... Read More

Busting Automotive Myths in Huntersville, North Carolina

Myths passed around our Huntersville, North Carolina community start with a grain of evidence and are then built up with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some bloggers recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare t... Read More

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