Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)

November 27, 2022

It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store. You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb. When it happens, you think, "I wonder if that was hard enough to do any damage?" But things seem ok and you continue on yo... More

Why People in Fort Myers Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

November 20, 2022

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Fort Myers, Florida, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone. Some o... More

Keeping Your Cool (Water Pump Replacement)

November 13, 2022

No matter what the temperature is outside, it's important for your vehicle's engine to remain cool, calm, and collected. Well, cool, anyway. If your vehicle has a gasoline engine, it's powered by a bunch of explosions involving spark plugs, pistons, gasoline, and air. And the by-product of all ... More

Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

November 6, 2022

All Fort Myers service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant ... More

Serpentine Belt Service at Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) in Fort Myers

October 30, 2022

Don't you hate it when you hear that squeal from under the hood when you're zipping down a busy Fort Myers road? It usually means there is a problem with the serpentine belt. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine accessories. It runs the alternator - which charges the battery; the water pump... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy): Where Should New Tires Be Placed

October 23, 2022

When Fort Myers drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake system... More

Coolant Service at Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy)

October 16, 2022

Fort Myers residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of Florida 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 h... More

A Stitch in Time at Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy)

October 9, 2022

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it. A driver noticed his vehicl... More

The Easy Way to Save Cash in Fort Myers

October 2, 2022

The hottest Florida 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 Myers. 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 Myers can... More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy)

September 25, 2022

So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? Fort Myers drivers can tell if their tires are out of balance by vibrations at higher speeds on Florida roads. If one of the front tires is out, you feel the... More