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

Fuel Saving Tip: Fort Myers Tune Up

September 29, 2021

Have you ever gone to listen to an orchestra? The musicians take the stage early and tune their instruments. Each individual instrument must be in tune, but the critical thing is for the entire orchestra to be in tune with each other. That's why they tune up together.Now this is no surprise; I'm ... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Fort Myers, Florida

September 28, 2021

Every car in Fort Myers, Florida, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense ... More

Tire Tread Depth for Fort Myers, Florida Drivers

September 27, 2021

Driving on bald tires is like playing roulette. Though you may be fine today, eventually your luck is going to run out.The Feds don't have any laws for tread depth, but 42 of the states, and all of Canada, do have regulations. They consider 2/32 of an inch to be the minimum legal tread depth. Tw... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy South Fort Myers: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

September 26, 2021

There are several important factors that go into how often Fort Myers drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether its a lot of bugs and road grime from Florida fre... More

Fuel Injection Keeps Getting Better for Fort Myers Motorists

September 19, 2021

Fort Myers residents know that engines burn fuel to operate. Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your 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 to burn, so in th... More

Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Fort Myers?

September 18, 2021

There is a clear and vocal demand in Fort Myers and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Florida market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Fort Myers area roads today, and many more being d... More

The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)

September 12, 2021

They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it. And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one corner of the vehicle up so someone can change a flat tire. So you say you'd never try to change a flat ... More

The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)

September 5, 2021

Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't. Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories. By the way, if your tempted to just leave your broken blinker broken, remember you can get a ticket for not using them, not to mention... More