Car Care Tips

What Is an EGR Valve? (EGR Valve Service)

If you've ever felt your vehicle hesitate, go, then hesitate again, you might think there's something wrong with the transmission. After all, it's not moving smoothly down the road. But there are plenty of malfunctions that can cause those symptoms, one of them being something you may have nev... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St): Wiper Blades – Signs of Wear

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Charlotte drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace th... Read More

Easy Miles – Do Charlotte Driving Conditions Affect Service Intervals?

Have you ever noticed that your vehicle has a schedule in your owner's manual for what is called severe service maintenance? Let's define what severe driving conditions aren't: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for 20 miles (32 kilometers) or more at a cons... Read More

Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An ... Read More

North Carolina: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

North Carolina residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So... Read More

Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)

You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house. But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it. It goes into things like insurance, repairs and fuel. One good piece of news is that you can cut down the amount you spend on fuel if yo... Read More

Cool Running (Water Pump)

Your vehicle is like you in a way. When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down. And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump.Now, that's a bit of a misnomer. It IS a pump, but it's pumping coolant, not pure water. Cooling off your engine is vital since it builds up heat whe... Read More

Hey Charlotte Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

Higher Charlotte fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Charlotte drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high ... Read More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Charlotte

Charlotte drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Charlotte area, but it does add quite a bit... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St): Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Charlotte drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as s... Read More

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