PCV Valve Replacement

September 1, 2022

Hello Huntersville, let's talk about your often-unnoticed but extremely important PCV valve. The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil... 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

Timing Belt

August 13, 2022

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

August 5, 2022

Local Huntersville roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Huntersv... More

Timing Belt Replacement in Huntersville

July 28, 2019

Today we want to talk to Huntersville drivers about timing belts. They're something that many drivers don't know much about and yet your vehicle won't run if it's broken and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even tho... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Huntersville in Huntersville

June 28, 2017

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Huntersville road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pu... More

Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

September 20, 2016

Modern vehicles in and around Huntersville run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Huntersville drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. Thi... More

Huntersville Drivers: Is It Time to Replace Your PCV Valve?

May 23, 2016

The crankcase is the lower part of the engine where the crankshaft is housed and where the engine oil lives. The crankshaft is connected to the pistons that power the engine. When you are diving around Huntersville, fuel is burned in your vehicle engine, it pushes the pistons down and the crank... More

Timing Belt

October 17, 2014

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly expensive repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's Huntersville auto owners take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our essential timing belt. First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the... More