Deciphering the Tuffy Charlotte Metro Menu Board

October 10, 2021

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Fort Mill, SC, service centers like Tuffy Charlotte Metro have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical ... More

No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)

October 3, 2021

The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills. So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes! Yolks! The good news is that a trained service technician can search the source of that smell and stanch the stench that comes from another words that begins with S. Sulfur... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Charlotte Metro: Passing the Smell Test

September 26, 2021

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Fort Mill residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All SC folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget t... More

Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)

September 19, 2021

If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent. But since we're talking about oxygen, you should know that your vehicle uses oxygen sensors to make sure your engine is running the way it shou... More

Hitting The Brakes In Fort Mill

September 12, 2021

Hello Fort Mill, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls... More

It Is Time to Check Your Intervals

September 5, 2021

Part of the engineering that goes into designing a vehicle is testing the components to ensure that they meet durability and safety standards. Because of this, manufacturers have a good idea as to how long the parts in your vehicle will last under normal driving conditions. For this reason, they... More

The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)

August 29, 2021

As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer. Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes down, engine oil does the same thing. So, maybe you're wondering if you have to change your oil as the s... More

A Cold Day in Fort Mill ? Air Conditioning Service at Tuffy Charlotte Metro

August 22, 2021

Most Fort Mill drivers worry about a breakdown or a tire blowout on a busy SC highway, but don't worry too much about failure of their air conditioning system. A breakdown on the side of the road can be a miserable and dangerous affair during Fort Mill rush hour, but so can a long ride in a hot ... More

A Real "Pane" (Window Maintenance and Repair)

August 15, 2021

It's pretty frustrating when your driver's window won't work. You can't get your food at the drive-thru without opening the door, have a tough time using the ATM from your vehicle, can't have that fresh breeze blowing through your hair as you listen to your favorite road tunes. Plus, there's a s... More

The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

August 8, 2021

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More