Diesel Maintenance for Florida

January 23, 2022

At Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Florida friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines h... More

The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)

January 16, 2022

If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you. No, really, it is. So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repair down the road. A grinding sound coming from the front of your vehicle when you are turning can offer some... More

The Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

January 9, 2022

Modern Fort Myers vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle.Think about that for a minute th... More

Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)

January 2, 2022

When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft. It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don't climb under there to take a look very often. The driveshaft is a cylindrical part that helps conduc... More

Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Fort Myers

January 1, 2022

Let's talk about something critical for all Fort Myers drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps... More

Wiper Blades in Florida

December 26, 2021

If you're gonna drive around the Fort Myers area, you've got to be able to see! So having a good set of windshield wipers is extremely important. We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm or when our windshield is just dirty.It seems like your... More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Fort Myers

December 19, 2021

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehic... More

Weather Station on Wheels (Vehicle Sensor Maintenance)

December 12, 2021

You probably never thought about it, but your vehicle is like a rolling weather station. It can check the outside temperature, let you know when the roads are slippery and help you deal with rain. And how it does all those things is pretty cool. First, just like any weather station, a vehicle ha... More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

December 5, 2021

Fort Myers drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the ste... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Fort Myers Drivers

November 28, 2021

Fort Myers residents know that engines need to burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your vehicle engine where it is squirtedor injectedinto your engine's cylinders. This is the function of the fuel injectors.There are two ways to inject fuel into an engine. Fuel needs air ... More