Service to Improve Fuel Economy

June 13, 2021

The price of gas in Florida has got people in Fort Myers talking. It seems that Fort Myers folks who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are hit especially hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve f... More

Give Your Engine Clean Fuel with a New Fuel Filter from Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd)

June 6, 2021

Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. This hurts performance as... More

Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)

June 6, 2021

More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd) in Fort Myers

June 5, 2021

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

The Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd) Guide to Vehicle Diagnosis

June 4, 2021

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

Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)

June 3, 2021

Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really k... More

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Fort Myers

June 2, 2021

Fort Myers drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Fort Myers area, but it does add quite a b... More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

June 1, 2021

Today, Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd) is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Fort Myers are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent year... More

DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)

May 31, 2021

A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of the engine. It was neatly stashed and was in a spot where the food pellets couldn't have simply... More

Fuel Injection: It Keeps Getting Better for Fort Myers Drivers

May 30, 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