Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

May 22, 2022

Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i... More

Change is Good (Oil Change)

May 17, 2022

You've heard that expression, change is good. When it comes to your vehicle's oil, change is not only good, it's vital for the health of the engine. But there's one question that puzzles many drivers: how frequently should my vehicle's oil be changed? There is not one simple answer, but here ar... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Fort Mill Power Steering Service

May 8, 2022

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... More

Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)

May 1, 2022

Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times. You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically. There were mechanical adjustments of a vehicle's timing, dwell, spark gap and idle mixture, too. Unless you like to ... More

What is a TPS? (Throttle Position Sensor)

April 24, 2022

You know you have an accelerator pedal; step on it and your vehicle is supposed to go. But did you know there is a part in your vehicle that keeps track of where the throttle is? It's called the Throttle Position Sensor, or TPS. The TPS is a sensor that helps your vehicle figure out the right mi... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Mill: Rotor Problems

April 17, 2022

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Fort Mill.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in le... More

Make your Service Visit at Tuffy Fort Mill a Good One

April 10, 2022

Most people don't love going to get their vehicle serviced, but it's one of those things you just have to do. So you might as well get the most of out of it. There are some steps you can take that will likely help you get the best results possible. For one thing, it's important to describe your p... More

Recommended Fort Mill Service Intervals

April 3, 2022

Everyone in Fort Mill, SC, knows we are advised to go to our Fort Mill dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Fort Mill residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can't be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us ... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Charlotte Metro

March 27, 2022

Most Fort Mill 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 Fort Mill market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have... More

Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)

March 20, 2022

You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should. You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed. You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of. Don't be surprised one day if your blower fan develops a mind of its own and starts going crazy. Most of the ti... More