Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

July 14, 2024

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Fort Myers drivers wa... More

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

July 7, 2024

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions... More

If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)

June 30, 2024

When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little. Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles t... More

Drive Train Service in Fort Myers at Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd)

June 23, 2024

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y... More

Engine Hydration for Fort Myers Drivers: Role of Your Water Pump

June 16, 2024

The cooling system in an engine has five components: the radiator, the radiator cap, the hoses, the thermostat and the water pump. The water is literally the heart of the system. Just as your own heart keeps your blood circulating through your body, the water pump keeps coolant circulating throug... More

Go Big or Go Home: Upsize Your Wheels at Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd)

June 9, 2024

A lot of us Fort Myers drivers like our vehicles to reflect our personalities. We're picky about color and body style. We'll customize anything from floor mats to window tints to license plates. One popular way for Florida motorists to customize a vehicle is to get new wheels.Wheels come in thou... More

Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)

June 2, 2024

If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent. But since we're talking about oxygen, you should know that your vehicle uses oxygen sensors to make sure your engine is running the way it shou... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd): Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

May 26, 2024

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Fort Myers drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they replace t... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd) Power Steering Service

May 19, 2024

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

When Are Your Tires Worn Out?

May 12, 2024

Hey Fort Myers area drivers, are your tires worn out? What is the standard for our Florida streets? How can you tell on your vehicle?While there may be legal requirements for the Fort Myers area, there are safety concerns that go beyond meeting minimum replacement mandates.Two-thirty-seconds of... More