Things Aren't Always What They Seem

November 28, 2021

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Florida was heading to work on a hot July day and noti... More

The Tuffy South Fort Myers Guide to Saving Fuel: Get Rid of Dirty Oil

November 21, 2021

A lot of us drivers are asking ourselves the same question lately: how can we save on fuel? Fort Myers area residents are all cutting back, if not in fuel consumption, then in other areas of our lives. Preventive Maintenance Preventive maintenance is an important way people in Fort Myers can cons... More

Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in Fort Myers?

November 14, 2021

Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in Fort Myers?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo you used to be right. But airbags have now surpassed stereos as the biggest target for theft in Florida approximately 50,000 a year are stolen across the country. New... More

Fort Myers Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

November 7, 2021

Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among Fort Myers drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should Fort Myers drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of... More

Tuffy South Fort Myers Tire Safety: Washington vs. Lincoln

October 31, 2021

Welcome to the Tuffy South Fort Myers automotive blog. Today, let's talk about the effect of tire wear. Let's focus on stopping in wet Fort Myers conditions. In order for a tire to have good contact with the road, it has to move the water out of the way. If it can't move the water, the tire wil... More

The Harm in Skipping an Oil Change for Fort Myers Drivers

October 24, 2021

People in Fort Myers have been hearing a lot about higher oil change intervals these days. Maybe you're wondering: What are the key issues?Some new vehicle manufacturers are now recommending much higher oil change intervals than they have in the past. As much as 5,000 to 8,000 miles (8,000 km to... More

Differential Service in Fort Myers, Florida - What You Need to Know

October 17, 2021

Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in Fort Myers, Florida, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differenti... More

Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)

October 10, 2021

Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably. That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake system has many components. If your vehicle has disc brakes, they have pads that make contact with the rot... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

October 3, 2021

Local Fort Myers roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Fort Myers... More

Tire Maintenance in Fort Myers

September 30, 2021

With the recent focus in the Fort Myers area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.Fort Myers drivers know that tires wear out, but we want to make them last as long as possible because they're not cheap to replace. In addition to saving gas... More