Automotive Tips from Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd): Serpentine Belt Overview

March 19, 2023

The technicians at Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd) know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power brakes or water pump. The serpentine belt is powered by the engine and ... More

What's up with Diesels in Fort Myers?

March 12, 2023

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

Not Too Hot and Not Too Cold (Temperature Gauge)

March 5, 2023

You know your body temperature is supposed to be 98.6 degrees F, 37 degrees C. Your vehicle has a normal temperature, too, and if you pay attention to it, that can save you some big headaches down the road. Many vehicles have a temperature gauge on the dash that takes the temperature of the engi... More

Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)

February 26, 2023

This may have happened to you. You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed! What a helpless feeling. You can't lock it; you can't leave it like it is. Or, let's say you head down to your vehicle to head out to work in the morning a... More

Arrive Alive in Fort Myers

February 19, 2023

We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Fort Myers. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Florida roads.The truth is that all of ... More

Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)

February 12, 2023

We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the engine crank, you hear it slowly turn over and your dash lights go dim. There can be many reaso... More

Gas Smell! (What Causes Gasoline Odors)

February 5, 2023

If you've ever walked into your garage and noticed it smelled like gasoline, pay attention. Gasoline can be dangerous, both from the health problems fumes can cause and the fire danger gasoline presents. There are many things that can cause a vehicle to give off a gasoline odor. One of the easi... More

Brake Service at Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd) in Fort Myers

January 29, 2023

Brakes really aren't optional equipment for Fort Myers drivers' vehicles. And taking care of them isn't optional either.A regular brake inspection is on every Florida driver's vehicle maintenance schedule. At Tuffy Fort Myers (McGregor Blvd), our team will check your brake system and let you kno... More

Relax When the Wind Blows in Florida: Winter Car Prep for Fort Myers Drivers

January 22, 2023

When autumn comes around in Fort Myers, leaves fall, nights get longer and there's a definite nip in the air. Time to unpack the boots and gloves and fold some extra blankets onto the beds. It's also time for Fort Myers drivers to winterize their vehicles.Here is some expert auto advice for Fort ... More

Fort Myers Safety Systems: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

January 15, 2023

Flats, blow outs, skids and longer stopping distances can all be the result of driving around Fort Myers on underinflated tires. Admittedly, it's hard to tell when a radial tire is underinflated. If your vehicle manufacturer recommends 35 pounds of pressure, your vehicle tires are considered sig... More