Car Care Tips

July 2017

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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 l... 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

Your browser does not support the video tag. 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 ... Read More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

Your browser does not support the video tag. Local Charlotte roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specif... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

Your browser does not support the video tag. In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth h... Read More

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