Car Care Tips

Tracking True in Fort Mill: Wheel Alignment

At Tuffy Charlotte Metro, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Tuffy Charlotte Metro alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires, steering and suspension parts are inspected for problems... Read More

To Save Gas Around Fort Mill: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

One topic that hits the news in SC on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some SC drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Fort Mill who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any w... Read More

For Brakes' Sake (Brake Rotor Service in Fort Mill)

Think of how much abuse your brakes take. Day in and day out, they stop your vehicle when it's going fast and when it's going slow. Maybe your vehicle has been vibrating when you brake, or maybe it seems like your stopping distance is a little bit longer than it used to be.Then it's time to get ... Read More

Fuel Filter Service in Fort Mill, SC

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your servi... Read More

The Engine Gets a Boost (Turbocharged Engine Maintenance)

If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.The technology to do just that has been around for a long t... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Charlotte Metro: Tire Replacement Overview

Tires are an expensive purchase, so knowing when tires should be replaced is important for Fort Mill drivers. Tires will just wear out with normal use. The depth of the tread on your tire determines how well it will stop, start and steer – especially in wet conditions. 4/32th of an inch (3.2 mm) ... Read More

Don't Be Fuelish

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you.Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... Read More

Tuffy Charlotte Metro Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Tuffy Charlotte Metro technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.A... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Charlotte Metro: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Fort Mill drivers that their wheels may be out of alignment.When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor at Tuffy Charlotte Metro will inspect your tires for uneven wear as well as suspen... Read More

Tuffy Charlotte Metro Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Fort Mill residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluid... Read More

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