Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)

October 31, 2021

When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges. Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze. Just thinking about it can get your heart beating faster. So here are some tips for getting ready for those inevitable colder temperatures. Mak... More

Deciphering the Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Menu Board

October 24, 2021

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Huntersville, North Carolina, service centers like Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typica... More

The Maintenance Free Myth

October 17, 2021

Sometimes we hear people in Huntersville say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that co... More

Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)

October 10, 2021

When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color. Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees. When those leaves get wet, you'd be surprised to learn just how slippery they can be. We all know ice is slippery to drive on. What causes tires ... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

October 3, 2021

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More