Car Care Tips

Nighttime Visibility in Fort Mill

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Fort Mill area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibilityIt's said that 90 percent of our driving decision... Read More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... Read More

Keeping Your Fort Mill Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?A. A filter for your Fort Mill house?B. A fresh, piney scent?C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?Clever you, it's C.A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out co... Read More

Ask Tuffy Charlotte Metro: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which co... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Charlotte Metro: Air Conditioning Inspection

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Fort Mill require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some... Read More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Fort Mill

The hottest SC news story may be different every day, but there's one topic that seems to come up over and over again the price of gas in Fort Mill. If you feel like most of your paycheck goes into your gas tank, this post is for you. Here are several basic things people in Fort Mill can do to ... Read More

Hey Fort Mill Drivers: How Do You Save Gas?

Higher Fort Mill fuel prices aren't going away any time soon. That's not good news for our wallets. A lot of Fort Mill drivers are trying to find ways to cut down on fuel consumption and hang on to some of their hard-earned money.North Americans drive billions of miles less during months of high ... Read More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Fort Mill Motorists

Fort Mill residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air to burn, so in the... Read More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

Have you ever had an experience like this in Fort Mill, SC? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stays on. ... Read More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Charlotte Metro

Fort Mill residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of SC temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to ... Read More

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