Battery Replacement for Your vehicle

February 2, 2020

Modern vehicles in and around Charlotte run on 12 volt electrical systems. 12 volts is enough to get the job done for Charlotte drivers without having so much power that there is danger of electrocution. But today's vehicles have more electrical components and do-dads than ever before. This real... More

Charlotte Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

January 26, 2020

Any Charlotte driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Charlotte residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this... More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Charlotte, North Carolina

January 19, 2020

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our North Carolina environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Charlotte drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in th... More

Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

January 12, 2020

Hello Charlotte . Have you ever had your Check Engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Charlotte drivers?First of all, the Check Engi... More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Charlotte

January 5, 2020

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehic... More

Don't Stack the Mat

January 1, 2020

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... More

A New Battery in Charlotte

December 29, 2019

Hello Charlotte drivers, let's talk about batteries. Car batteries are just like any rechargeable battery. They will eventually wear out and die. If you are shopping for a new battery in Charlotte, here's some auto advice to help you.There are two measurements to consider when purchasing a new b... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

December 22, 2019

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Fuel System Cleaning Near Charlotte, North Carolina

December 15, 2019

A lot of fuel is wasted in the Charlotte area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after it leaves the tank. A dirty filter will rob the engine of the cle... More

Odometer Rollback on Your Charlotte, North Carolina Vehicle

December 8, 2019

How do Charlotte drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect North Carolina consumers against mileage fraud. It says a North Carolina seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer ... More