Economics of Maintenance for Fort Myers Auto Owners

June 19, 2022

Buying a new car in Fort Myers is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Fort Myers who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having s... More

What's up with Diesels in Fort Myers?

June 12, 2022

Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American marke... More

Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Fort Myers Drivers

June 5, 2022

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Fort Myers auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it; th... More

Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

May 29, 2022

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctors office and say, Ive got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better? Of course you wouldnt do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doc... More

Fuel Injectors

May 22, 2022

The last new American vehicles sold in Fort Myers with a carburetor rolled out of the Florida dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Fort Myers, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your en... More

Beginning to See the Light (Check Engine Light Diagnostics)

May 17, 2022

It's a light many drivers fear they'll see turn on at the most inopportune time. It's the one on the dash that says "Check Engine," "Service Engine Soon," or it may be simply an engine-shaped light. Your first instinct may be to pull off to the side of the road and turn off the engine. The truth... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) Power Steering Service

May 8, 2022

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

Fort Myers Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

May 1, 2022

Any Fort Myers driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Fort Myers residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of th... More

How Your Check Engine Light Works

April 24, 2022

Have you ever had an experience like this in Fort Myers, Florida? You drive through the one of those automatic car washes. When you get to the end, where the dryer is blowing, your Check Engine light starts flashing!You fear the worst, but within a block or two, the light stops flashing, but stay... More

Is Your Fort Myers Driving Severe?

April 17, 2022

People near Fort Myers, Florida, often ask Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) how often they should have a particular service done. It's a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner's manual or have your Fort Myers, Florida, service advisor at Tuffy Fort Myers (Daniels Pkwy) look up your vehicle... More