A Real "Pane" (Window Maintenance and Repair)

September 12, 2021

It's pretty frustrating when your driver's window won't work. You can't get your food at the drive-thru without opening the door, have a tough time using the ATM from your vehicle, can't have that fresh breeze blowing through your hair as you listen to your favorite road tunes. Plus, there's a s... More

Don't Stack the Mat

September 5, 2021

In the sloppy cold weather months, you might be tempted to pick up an all-weather mat and throw it on top of the mats you already have in your vehicle. After all, double protection is better, right? In this case, wrong. Here's why. It's important to keep the accelerator and brake pedals clear so ... More

What is a TPS? (Throttle Position Sensor)

August 29, 2021

You know you have an accelerator pedal; step on it and your vehicle is supposed to go. But did you know there is a part in your vehicle that keeps track of where the throttle is? It's called the Throttle Position Sensor, or TPS. The TPS is a sensor that helps your vehicle figure out the right mi... More

Fall and Spring Inspection at Tuffy Bonita Springs

August 22, 2021

Good vehicle care for us Bonita Springs residents has always meant taking our vehicles in every spring and fall for a check-up. Vehicles needed routine maintenance to prepare them for the changes in weather. Today's vehicles aren't quite as sensitive to seasonal changes. Older vehicles required d... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Bonita Springs

August 15, 2021

With high fuel prices in Bonita Springs, Florida, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on is great. When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?... More

A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)

August 8, 2021

If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter. There are plenty of pictures online of people who've discovered there was more than an engine under the hood. In one case, the driver of an SUV started... More

Differential Service in Bonita Springs, Florida - What You Need to Know

August 1, 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 Bonita Springs, Florida, you have a differential. Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, you have a differ... More

Clean Air for Your Engine: A New Engine Air Filter at Tuffy Bonita Springs

July 25, 2021

All of us in Bonita Springs know we have to get the oil changed in our vehicles periodically. That's just part of good vehicle care. But when Tuffy Bonita Springs technicians change your oil, they also usually inspect your air filter. That's why they sometimes let you know that your air filter ne... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Bonita Springs

July 18, 2021

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Bonita Springs. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better un... More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Bonita Springs in Bonita Springs

July 11, 2021

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More