The Right Automotive Fluids for Fort Myers Drivers

September 25, 2022

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Fort Myers drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won't work as well and could even ... More

Ethics of Automotive Repair in Fort Myers

September 18, 2022

We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Fort Myers automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, ... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

September 11, 2022

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

Maintaining Your Diesel in Fort Myers

September 4, 2022

Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the Fort Myers area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the government is now mandating lower sulfur content and, as a result, we are going to see more Fort Myers di... More

Beware of Potholes! (Avoiding Pothole Damage)

August 28, 2022

You may live in a region where roads become pockmarked with craters known better as potholes. They're caused by moisture seeping through a compromised road surface that can freeze, expand and literally punch holes in the road. And when your vehicle hits one of those holes that's big enough, the... More

Fort Myers Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

August 21, 2022

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

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd): Making a Battery Last Longer

August 14, 2022

One thing all Fort Myers drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd) can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply ... More

Drive Train - What You Need to Know in Fort Myers

August 7, 2022

One Fort Myers automotive service issue that doesn't get much attention is driveline service. Drivelines don't get talked about very much around Fort Myers, but they're very important. First let's define what the driveline is:Taking a small step back, the power plant is comprised of the engine an... More

What's in a Number? (What Tire Numbers Mean)

July 31, 2022

You've probably never paid much attention to the writing on the sides of your tires, but they contain a wealth of information. There's a long combination of letters and numbers that can tell you a whole lot about what tires your vehicle was designed to be riding on. Let's check out this example... More

All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd)

July 24, 2022

When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Fort Myers can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around Fort ... More