Car Care Tips

Hey Charlotte Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Charlotte?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you c... Read More

Stop It! You Need Good Brakes

Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Charlotte area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first ind... Read More

Charlotte Customer Detective Work

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) in Charlotte is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars in North Carolina are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given sy... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Charlotte

With high fuel prices in Charlotte, 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 ... Read More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Charlotte

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Charlotte area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Charl... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Charlotte Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Charlotte drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up a... Read More

Make your Service Visit at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) a Good One

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your p... Read More

Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

Hello Charlotte! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in North Carolina vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States governm... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear people in Charlotte say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All t... Read More

The Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) Guide to Custom Wheels

If you're interested in customizing the wheels and tires on your vehicle, there are a few things you should know first.Most importantly, the wheels you buy need to fit your vehicle. Not all wheels are created equal. Too many Charlotte drivers have bought a set of wheels that caught thei... Read More

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