The Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd) Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

May 17, 2022

There's a lot of auto advice in Florida right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to b... More

Maintaining Your Older Car in Fort Myers, Florida

May 8, 2022

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Fort Myers, Florida: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Fort Myers motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new vehicle.Be... More

Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)

May 1, 2022

If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator. The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr... More

Exhaust Service at Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd) in Fort Myers

April 24, 2022

Whenever they hear the term "exhaust service," most Fort Myers residents think about exhaust pipes and mufflers. Well, actually, exhaust service at Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd) is a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, catalytic converters were mandated in 1976 and on-board emissio... More

Taking the Heat (Heater Hose Maintenance/Repair)

April 17, 2022

If you have an internal combustion vehicle, you know it has a lot of hoses that carry various fluids. And if you have a heater in your vehicle, you'll have heater hoses. A heater hose connects to and from the engine so some coolant can be circulated through a little radiator called a heater core... More

Change Your Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd)

April 10, 2022

Many Fort Myers car owners have probably wondered: "What's the harm in putting off replacing an engine air filter? The answer is that not replacing it could cause your Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to fail. This expensive sensor is situated between your engine air filter and your engine. Dirty air ... More

NOT JUST ANOTHER CUSTOMER (Finding the Right Service Facility)

April 3, 2022

You might remember a hit TV sitcom that was set in a bar, a place where "everybody knows your name." The idea, of course, is people feel more comfortable where they aren't just another customer among many; they're special because their relationship goes back a few years. That comfortable relat... More

Make Your Battery Last

March 27, 2022

Today's report from Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd) is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may be surprised to learn that only 30 percent of F... More

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

March 20, 2022

Bad air quality while you're driving around Fort Myers is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet.These filters clean the air in the passenger com... More

Wishy-Washy in Fort Myers

March 13, 2022

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... More