Car Care Tips

January 2017

Stay Headed in the Right Direction, Huntersville

Power steering is standard on nearly every car and truck in Huntersville, North Carolina these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine.Contact the automotive pro... Read More

Huntersville Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Huntersville on under-inflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is under-inflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires conside... Read More

Know Your Towing Limits in Huntersville

Some Huntersville drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around Huntersville, you should be aware of safety issues, North Carolina towing laws, and potential liability.Understanding tow ratings i... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville: Serpentine Belt Overview

The technicians at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and wi... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Huntersville drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the... Read More

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