Severe Service Requirements

August 31, 2022

A lot of Huntersville drivers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their vehicle's owner's manual. It can be somewhat confusing, so we decided to consult an expert. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of... More

Winter Tires

August 30, 2022

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Huntersville driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in North Carolina, winter tires differed from highway tires ... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Huntersville

August 29, 2022

One Huntersville automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Huntersville, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engin... More

Tire Tread Depth for Huntersville, North Carolina Drivers

August 28, 2022

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Tw... More

Tire Maintenance in Huntersville

August 27, 2022

With the recent focus in the Huntersville area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Huntersville drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving... More

Steer Right in Huntersville

August 26, 2022

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many Huntersville drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent... More

Fuel Filter Replacement

August 25, 2022

Hello Huntersville resident! You would never like to drink a glass of mud, right? Well, your vehicle feels the same way. It needs a steady supply of clean fuel in order to run well and deliver good fuel economy. The fuel filter's job is to clean dirt and rust out of the fuel before it gets to you... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Huntersville

August 24, 2022

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Huntersville drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmissi... More

PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville

August 23, 2022

Today, we are talking about your PCV valve. Unburnt fuel is forced into the crankcase as your engine runs. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve vents this unburnt fuel and oil vapors from the crankcase and sends it back into the air intake system to be burned in the engine. A clogged... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

August 22, 2022

Welcome to the Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Huntersville conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, th... More

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