Car Care Tips

Maintenance

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Charlotte

The hottest North Carolina news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Charlotte. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Charlott... Read More

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

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 many things in life require regular maintenan... Read More

Hey Charlotte Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Charlotte?Is it:A Hamburger;Coffee;A Soft Drink, orGummy Bears?Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you cho... Read More

The Maintenance Free Myth

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 more exotic materials than ever before. All tha... Read More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Charlotte

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 see clearly during a storm, or when our vehicle ... Read More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Charlotte, North Carolina

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 the Charlotte area, bring it into Tuffy Charlott... Read More

Keep Your Charlotte Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

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 engine air filter is just another example of a ... Read More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St)

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 could have made four trips . . . but that wou... Read More

Latest Posts

Categories

Automotive News
Battery
Cabin Air Filter
Cooling System
Customer Detective Work
Dashboard
Diagnostics
Did You Know
Drive Train
Emergency Items
Engine Air Filter
Exhaust
Fluids
Fuel Economy
Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
Fuel System
Headlamps
Inspection
Keys to a long lasting vehicle
Maintenance
Monitoring System
none
Oil Change
Older Vehicles
Parts
Safety
Service Intervals
Service Standards
Shocks & Struts
Suspension
Timing Belt
Tires and Wheels
TPMS
Transmission
Warranty
Water Pump
Windshield Wipers

Archives

October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017

your local Tuffy, please enter your zip code or city and state for the location nearest you.