The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)

January 16, 2022

There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing. Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y... More

It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)

January 9, 2022

If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to rotate your tires. But you have to do it regularly. A lot of drivers think skipping tire rotatio... More

Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)

January 2, 2022

If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be. Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride. That's because it is equipped with shock absorbers. They are built to dampen impacts from road irreg... More

Maintenance on My Mind

January 1, 2022

Ask any Fort Myers man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be no. Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

December 26, 2021

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Fort Myers Drivers

December 19, 2021

Knowing how their engine works can help Fort Myers drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down ... More

Fort Myers Customer Detective Work

December 12, 2021

One might say the most challenging part of being an automotive service technician at Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd) is diagnosing a problem before it can be fixed.Cars are made up of a bunch of complex systems. There usually could be a number of reasons for any given symptom. So, it's challengi... More

The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)

December 5, 2021

Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days. Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been around for years but they help drivers stop in much shorter distances reliably than ever before. When you ... More

Smart Fort Myers Drivers Protect Against Overheating

November 28, 2021

Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Fort Myers driver... More

Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd)

November 21, 2021

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