Car Care Tips

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Charlotte Vehicle

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 Charlotte area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn... Read More

Distracted Driving

Video: When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effect... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St): Causes of Wheel Misalignment

Video: When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Charlotte drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Charlotte Auto Owners

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Buying a new car in Charlotte is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Charlotte who've been used to driving ... Read More

Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) On Your Serpentine Belt

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag.   Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Charlotte, North Carolina, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes el... Read More

The Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Charlotte drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Charlotte. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. Have you ever had an experience like this in Charlotte, North Carolina? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, bu... Read More

Saving Lives in Charlotte with Tire Pressure

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. All new passenger vehicles on our Charlotte, North Carolina, roads now have tire pressure monitoring systems – TPMS for short. They are designed to alert you if your tires are underinflated. Since they are fairly new, a lot of people have quest... Read More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

Video: Your browser does not support the video tag. A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Charlotte drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality an... Read More

Deep Clean Your Fuel System at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

Video: Having trouble with your fuel system? Bring your vehicle into Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) for a check up.In today's Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) auto post, we're talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. Charlotte residents need f... Read More

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