To Fix or Not To Fix: That Is the Question.

August 1, 2021

No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision. Should I get it fixed now, later or never? Air conditioning is one of those things. You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day. Let's say your air con... More

Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)

July 25, 2021

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

The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)

July 18, 2021

You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home. You put your key in the ignition and oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic. There are some things you can do to get going again. The first thing to do is see if you have a locking steering wheel... More

Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Tuffy Fort Myers (Colonial Blvd)

July 11, 2021

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Florida news. Fort Myers people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better gas mileage and receive a government rebate. A lot of Fort Myers motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They're good com... More

Winter Tires

July 4, 2021

What type of technology do you use? Do you prefer an 8-track tape or an iPod? When it comes to winter tires, much of Fort Myers driver's perception dates back to when 8-track was the best way to listen to the Bee Gees.Twenty years ago in Florida, winter tires differed from highway tires only in t... More

The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)

June 27, 2021

Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't. Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories. By the way, if your tempted to just leave your broken blinker broken, remember you can get a ticket for not using them, not to mention... More

Timing Belt

June 20, 2021

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)

June 13, 2021

You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how important rearview mirrors are to safe driving. While new electronic devices are helping drivers be ... More

Arrive Alive in Fort Myers

June 6, 2021

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Fort Myers. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Florida roads.The truth is that all of ... More

Don't Be Fuelish

June 6, 2021

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... More