Selecting New Tires and Wheels

February 21, 2021

Some of us Charlotte drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around North Carolina, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about whee... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

February 14, 2021

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Fuel Injectors

February 7, 2021

The last new American vehicles sold in Charlotte with a carburetor rolled out of the North Carolina dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Charlotte, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Yo... More

Hitting The Brakes In Lehi

January 31, 2021

Hello Charlotte, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls... More

Clean Slate (Protecting Vehicle's Finish)

January 24, 2021

Winter is one of the hardest times to keep your vehicle clean. But did you know neglecting to wash your vehicle in winter could cost you a significant amount of money in the long run? Here's why. Many areas deal with snow and ice in the winter, and the salt and sand that are used to keep the road... More

A Cold Day in Charlotte – Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

January 17, 2021

Most Charlotte drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy North Carolina highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Charlotte rush hour, but so can a long ri... More

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Charlotte, North Carolina

January 10, 2021

The cooling system keeps North Carolina vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Charlotte. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Charlotte drivers ass... More

Make Your Vehicle Last

January 3, 2021

We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, North Carolina folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had... More

The Economy of Maintenance for Charlotte Drivers

January 1, 2021

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Charlotte drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't l... More

Training Received by Technicians in Charlotte, North Carolina

December 27, 2020

When your vehicle breaks down in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, or just needs some routine service, it can make you a little nervous. Because your vehicle's so important to your life, you need to be back on the road as soon as possible with the problem fixed right the first time.We've bee... More