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 the manufacturer to issue a recall notice and fix the vehicle ... 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 and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive ... More

Charge It in Huntersville for Extended Battery Life

January 19, 2020

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Huntersville, North Carolina, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It ... More

Keep It Flowing with a Fuel Filter Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

January 19, 2020

The function of the fuel filter is pretty self-explanatory. It filters your fuel. The fuel filter is in the fuel line somewhere in between the fuel tank and the engine. Both gas and diesel vehicles around Huntersville use fuel filters. For more information about your fuel filter, visit Tuffy Tire... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

January 18, 2020

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Huntersville

January 17, 2020

A lot of people get custom wheels in Huntersville. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy Tire... More

Huntersville Exhaust and Emissions Service

January 16, 2020

Many Huntersville residents don't realize that there is more to exhaust system maintenance than just tailpipes and mufflers, if you can see smoke or if it's too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville is really a lot more comprehensive these ... More

Follow the Bouncing Vehicle (Bad Struts and Shocks)

January 15, 2020

If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface. But they don't last forever. With care and ... More

Your Well Trained Technician at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

January 14, 2020

When your vehicle has a problem or just needs some routine service, you might get a little nervous. Your vehicle's so important to your life in Huntersville, you need to get back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.If you've ever checked into some of the t... More