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Problems with Suspension Solved at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) in Charlotte

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Charlotte drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls he... Read More

Drive Train Service in Charlotte at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive mainte... Read More

Brake Service at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) in Charlotte

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Charlotte drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every North Carolina driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St), our team will check your brake system and let ... Read More

Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Charlotte

Let's talk about something critical for all Charlotte drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order.Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work:The wheel hub keeps... Read More

Cooling System Components

Today we want to talk about a system in our vehicles – the cooling system. It's one of those things that Charlotte auto owners don't give much thought to until it fails and then they're stranded by the side of a road in North Carolina.Cooling systems fail more often than any other mechani... Read More

Commitment to Make Your vehicle Last at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

These days many people in the Charlotte area are really committed to making their cars last a long time. First thing: you've got to start with what you've got. It'd be ideal if people started with a brand new car, never missed a scheduled service item, paid attention to the severe service... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St): Where Should New Tires Be Placed

When Charlotte drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems... Read More

Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) Helps You Decipher the Menu Board: Part 2

North Carolina service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Charlotte drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) fuel system c... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St): Knowing When Your Timing Belt Should Be Replaced

The timing belt in your engine controls the opening and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Charlotte drivers need to replace it on a schedule to avoid failure.Timing belts are very difficult to get to, requiring quite a bit of labor to access. Timing belt replacement is one of the more exp... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) in Charlotte

If you've ever heard a squealing sound under your vehicle hood, chances are it was your serpentine belt. More importantly, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that's used by your vehicle's electrical systems and also charges the battery. Without the alternat... Read More

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