More than Pads and Rotors (Brake Caliper Replacement)

April 14, 2024

You might be familiar with brake pads and rotors, two components of your vehicle's brakes that have to be regularly serviced. Here's another important component of your brakes: the calipers. Calipers are used in disc brakes, the type of brakes now found in most recently manufactured vehicles. A... More

Road Ready (Trip Inspection)

April 7, 2024

Maybe you've been cooped up for a while and are yearning for a change of scenery. Or maybe you need to visit a relative who lives far away. You choose not to fork out the big bucks for airline tickets, so it's time for a road trip. Make sure you're road ready by having your vehicle professiona... More

Keeping Your 'Old Faithful' Auto Running

March 31, 2024

At Tuffy Fort Mill we've had a lot of Fort Mill 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 SC. The median age of personal vehicles is now over nine years. And 33 percent of all vehic... More

Snake in the Engine (Serpentine Belt)

March 24, 2024

There's a belt that snakes through your engine. It's even named for a snake, the serpentine belt. It'll bite you when it breaks, possibly leaving you stranded. So, it's good to know a little about this snake-like belt. In early engines, there were lots of belts. They were used to convert the r... More

Fort Mill Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

March 17, 2024

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Fort Mill drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Fort Mill drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of y... More

Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)

March 10, 2024

You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe driving. While new electronic devices are helping drivers be ... More

When You Hear the Crash in Fort Mill: What to Do After an Accident

March 3, 2024

Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do... More

The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

February 25, 2024

If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things. But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job. A power outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal. ... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy Fort Mill

February 18, 2024

Today in the Tuffy Fort Mill auto care blog, we're going to talk to Fort Mill drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy Fort Mill customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicle manufacturer'... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Fort Mill

February 11, 2024

A lot of people get custom wheels in Fort Mill. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy Fort Mi... More