Car Care Tips

Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for Charlotte Drivers

Video: 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 vehicle engine.Charlotte auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; the... Read More

Automotive Detective Work in Charlotte

Video: There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Charlotte. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when ... Read More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

Video: Charlotte drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the ste... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) in Charlotte

Video: Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

Video: The price of gas and the uncertain economy are both causing North Carolina residents to review their finances. More and more Charlotte drivers are opting to keep their vehicles longer and put off purchasing a newer car. It is estimated that two-thirds of the vehicles on the roads of North Americ... Read More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

Video: Is your vehicle sometimes hard to start early in the morning? When you turn the key, does it hesitate or stutter? If so, the problem could be the result of a dirty fuel system. Your vehicle's fuel system starts with the air filter and ends in the top of your engine. Over time, different parts of... Read More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Charlotte Drivers

Video: People in Charlotte have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to ... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Charlotte

Video: Every Charlotte car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a recommendation of when the filter should be replaced. So... Read More

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

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