Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Tuffy South Fort Myers

July 3, 2022

Many Fort Myers drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel designs at Fort Myers area tire shops to get you the look you want. And for many Fort Myers drivers, that loo... More

Fuel Filter Service in Fort Myers, Florida

June 26, 2022

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn't seem right.Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember because it is a long list, but your service cent... More

Keep Your Fort Myers Car Breathing Free: Engine Air Filter

June 19, 2022

Hey Fort Myers - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very i... More

What is a TSB? (Technical Service Bulletins)

June 12, 2022

If your vehicle had something in its design or production that the manufacturer had figured out had an unanticipated problem, you'd want to know about it. And you'd want it fixed. There is something that can help drivers with just such a scenario. It's called a Technical Service Bulletin, or TSB.... More

Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)

June 5, 2022

Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield. You push your windshield washer switch expecting a good stream of fluid so the blades can wipe the glass clean. Yet nothing comes out. Nada, zip. What's g... More

Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)

May 29, 2022

If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it. Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ... More

How to Know When to Change Your Oil at Tuffy South Fort Myers

May 22, 2022

Today in the Tuffy South Fort Myers auto care blog, we're going to talk to Fort Myers drivers about oil change intervals. It seems that as engine technology advances, oil change intervals become longer for Tuffy South Fort Myers customers. For example, recently four of the world's largest vehicl... More

Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)

May 17, 2022

Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times. You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically. There were mechanical adjustments of a vehicle's timing, dwell, spark gap and idle mixture, too. Unless you like to ... More

The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)

May 8, 2022

If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you. No, really, it is. So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repair down the road. A grinding sound coming from the front of your vehicle when you are turning can offer some... More

Defensive Driving in Fort Myers, Florida

May 1, 2022

There was a man in the Fort Myers area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Florida highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close to home i... More