A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)

June 27, 2021

We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p... More

Drive Defensively in Florida

June 20, 2021

Car care is part of auto safety in Fort Myers. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Florida roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundin... More

Positive and Negative (Battery Care)

June 13, 2021

You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c... More

Florida: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

June 6, 2021

Florida residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what i... More

A Door No One Can Step Through (Fuel Door Repair and Maintenance)

June 6, 2021

Your vehicle has lots of doors including that one usually near the back on the vehicle's side. That's the fuel door, something you use every time you gas up. These endure hundreds of open-and-close cycles, usually without any problems. But when they act up, it can be a major inconvenience for ... More

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles in Fort Myers, Florida

June 5, 2021

The median age for cars in the Fort Myers, Florida area was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Tuffy South Fort Myers we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Fort Myers area, bring it into Tuffy South Fort Myers for hig... More

Getting the Right Tires and Wheels in Fort Myers

June 4, 2021

A lot of people get custom wheels in Fort Myers. When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns or on bumps. You don't want that. Consulting your Tuffy South ... More

Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)

June 3, 2021

We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong. Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direction you want to go. Without the assistance of power from the engine, steering would be a laborious pr... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy South Fort Myers: Serpentine Belt System Wear

June 2, 2021

The primary job of the serpentine belt for Fort Myers drivers is to provide important traction to spin the accessories. As the belt wears it loses some of its grip and the accessories may not spin at optimal speeds. For example, if your alternator doesnt spin fast enough, the battery will not com... More

Diesel Maintenance for Florida

June 1, 2021

At Tuffy South Fort Myers we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Florida friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long ... More