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Coolant/Antifreeze Service at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

Anyone who drives a car in Charlotte knows that engines get hot when they run. But did you know that engines need to be cooled to keep running? Heat inside an engine can cause the metal parts to expand, which can seize up an engine and make it stop running. It can even ruin the entire engine! Go... Read More

Engine Hydration for Charlotte Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... Read More

Keep Your Cool in Charlotte

Charlotte drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From the... 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

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