Car Care Tips

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Charlotte

Video: Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look... Read More

Breathe Deep in Charlotte With a New Cabin Air Filter

Video: Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Charlotte auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to ... Read More

On Board Diagnostics for Your Engine

Video: Starting in 1996, Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) service technicians have been able to use a standardized diagnostic system to help determine what is wrong with a vehicle. This diagnostic system works in tandem with the Engine Control Modules for each vehicle's engine. The Engine Control Module is a ... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Charlotte Tune Up

Video: Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm... Read More

Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on North Carolina Roads?

Video: Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...The average American commuter in North Carolina spends two and a half hours daily in their vehicle.The government says 100,000 auto accidents yearly are caused by drivers who fall asleep at the wheel. (Aggressive ... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Video: If you've ever been driving around Charlotte and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field... Read More

How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Charlotte

Video: There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Charlotte can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just g... Read More

Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

Video: Welcome to the Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Charlotte 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, the tire ... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Charlotte

Video: Charlotte drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there the ... Read More

Let Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

Video: If you haven't shopped in the Charlotte area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Charlotte, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a ... Read More

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