Fuel Injectors

September 2, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Huntersville with a carburetor rolled out of the North Carolina dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Huntersville, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engi... 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

Clean Fuel Equals Clean Performance for Huntersville Drivers

August 11, 2022

Hello, Huntersville residents. Let's talk fuel filters. Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the engine.Huntersville auto owners don't need to filter... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Huntersville

August 7, 2022

With high fuel prices in Huntersville, North Carolina, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of phy... More

Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

July 24, 2022

Huntersville residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium... More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville

July 18, 2022

For those of you in Huntersville, North Carolina who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your North Carolina Driving

July 17, 2022

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Huntersville knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Huntersville area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger comp... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Huntersville Vehicle

July 7, 2022

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Huntersville area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get... More

Professional Fuel System Cleaning

July 6, 2022

Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to de... More

Fuel Injection Basics for Huntersville

June 30, 2022

All modern Huntersville vehicles come with fuel injection systems, so it's a topic Huntersville drivers need to know something about. The mighty fuel injector is a valve that delivers the gas or diesel fuel to the right place, in the right amount at the right timeto be mixed with air and burned i... More