The Flat Fix that Fits (Tire Repairs)

April 14, 2024

Can you think of anyone who likes getting a flat tire? Of course not. But when one of your tires winds up with a flat or leak, whether it be from things like hitting a curb, running over a nail or picking up a sharp stone, it's time to have someone who knows what they're doing take care of it. ... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

April 7, 2024

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bonita Springs: Wiper Blades ? Signs of Wear

March 31, 2024

90% of our driving decisions are based on vision. Anything that impedes your vision can affect your driving safety including a dirty windshield. In that sense, your wiper blades are an important safety system. Most Bonita Springs drivers will wait until their wipers have failed before they repla... More

Battery Basics for Bonita Springs

March 24, 2024

It's important for Bonita Springs drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery hot or cold Florida weather. Most Bonita Springs area drivers think it's cold weather because that's when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold vehicle ... More

Full of Hot Air (Air Conditioning)

March 17, 2024

In warm weather, you want to be in a cool vehicle. When we're talking cool, we don't mean stylish or trendy, but cool as in not sweltering inside. And if your vehicle's air conditioner stops working correctly, it seems to always break at the worst timeduring a heat wave. Automotive air conditio... More

Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Tuffy Bonita Springs Really Save Gas?

March 10, 2024

Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Bonita Springs drivers don't always extend... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bonita Springs: Where Should New Tires Be Placed

March 3, 2024

When Bonita Springs drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake sy... More

Why Wheel Balancing and Tire Rotation Save You Money on Tires

February 25, 2024

Bonita Springs drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern. If a front wheel is out of balance you'll feel it in the... More

The Best Test

February 18, 2024

Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bonita Springs: Air Conditioning Inspection

February 11, 2024

Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Bonita Springs require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also... More