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Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

At Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) we've had a lot of Charlotte customers asking how they can make their vehicles last longer. These questions are actually a reflection of a trend that's been building for several years in North Carolina. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And ... Read More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

Good vehicle care for us Charlotte residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required differ... Read More

Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) and the Maintenance Mindset

Your browser does not support the video tag. When it comes to their vehicles, some Charlotte residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Charlotte drivers generally accept that... Read More

Hey Charlotte Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

Your browser does not support the video tag. So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Charlotte?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy Bears? Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distract... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

Your browser does not support the video tag. Sometimes we hear people in Charlotte say, "What's up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don't break down." While it is true that today's vehicles are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use m... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Charlotte

Your browser does not support the video tag. About 90% of our driving decisions in the Charlotte area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Charlotte drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to se... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Charlotte, North Carolina

Your browser does not support the video tag. The median age for cars in the Charlotte, North Carolina area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in th... Read More

Keep Your Charlotte Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

Your browser does not support the video tag. Hey Charlotte - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The e... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

Your browser does not support the video tag. Most Charlotte folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my Charlotte market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I... Read More

Economics of Maintenance for Charlotte Auto Owners

Your browser does not support the video tag. Buying a new car in Charlotte is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Charlotte who've been used to driving ... Read More

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