Car Care Tips


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

Tuffy Charlotte (Tryon St) On Your Serpentine Belt

Your browser does not support the video tag.   Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our Charlotte, North Carolina, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt. First is the alternator. That's the device that makes el... Read More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Charlotte Drivers

Your browser does not support the video tag. People in Charlotte have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in th... Read More

Clean Air for Your Engine: Engine Air Filters In Charlotte

Your browser does not support the video tag. Every Charlotte car owner who has taken their car in for an oil change has been told that their engine air filter's dirty. Here's what goes into the determination of when to change the filter: First, your vehicle owner's manual will have a rec... Read More

Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

Your browser does not support the video tag. If you've ever been driving around Charlotte and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness,... Read More

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