"Current" Affairs (Blown Fuses)

August 25, 2019

You may be driving along and find that suddenly your radio stops working. There are no numbers on the display. Then when you get home, you notice the garage door opener doesn't do a thing when you press the button. Hmm, this was working just fine this morning. Are the two problems somehow rela... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Charlotte

August 18, 2019

Theres not much Charlotte drivers can do about the price of gas in North Carolina, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave... More

Fuel System Cleaning at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) for Better Performance

August 11, 2019

Hi Charlotte residents. Let's talk fuel injectors. A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. Th... More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

August 4, 2019

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... More

Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Charlotte Drivers

July 28, 2019

When people in Charlotte talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around North Carolina? Yet we often do... More

Super Slick at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) in Charlotte: Synthetic Oil

July 21, 2019

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options an... More

Hitting the Brakes in Charlotte

July 14, 2019

Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself and other Charlotte drivers on the road. And good safet... More

Trip Inspection at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) in Charlotte

July 7, 2019

Charlotte area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to br... More

Timing Belt

June 30, 2019

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top par... More

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

June 23, 2019

The price of gas in North Carolina has got people in Charlotte talking. It seems that Charlotte folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it... More