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

The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

January 16, 2022

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it. And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corner of the vehicle up so someone can change a flat tire. So you say you'd never try to change a flat ... More

Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)

January 9, 2022

No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you. The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine. If you're wondering if that's normal, no, it isn't. And it is worth getting checked out. The good news is that... More

Following Recommended Intervals for Your vehicle

January 2, 2022

If you're reading this article in Huntersville, North Carolina, then you probably care about your vehicle and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your professional service advisor at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville tells you the manufacturer recommends some... More

When Your Air Bag Light Comes On (Illuminated Air Bag Light)

January 1, 2022

There are some dashboard lights you should pay more attention to than others. One is the air bag light. If it's on and your vehicle is in an accident, your air bags probably won't do their job. Automakers began installing air bags in the late 1990's since they were mandatory in the United State... More