Recommended Service Intervals at Tuffy Bonita Springs

February 5, 2023

Most people in the Bonita Springs area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standar... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

January 29, 2023

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Tuffy Bonita Springs Service Tip: Why Synthetic Oil Is Good For Your Vehicles

January 22, 2023

Hello Florida! Today's vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need a microscope, so we'll h... More

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement in Bonita Springs

January 15, 2023

About 90% of our driving decisions in the Bonita Springs area are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important.Most Bonita Springs drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our vehic... More

Line Them Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Tuffy Bonita Springs

January 8, 2023

Hello Bonita Springs! Let's talk about alignment. One of the most important parts of preventive maintenance for your vehicle is keeping the wheels in alignment. Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly, which can significantly reduce their lifespan. This means you will have to replace t... More

Timing Belt

January 1, 2023

Ever heard the sad tale of a staggeringly steep repair bill from a broken timing belt? Bad news. Let's take a lesson from their woes and remember to think about our timing belt.First, let's review what a timing belt does. The top part of the engine over the cylinders is called the cylinder head.... More

When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?

December 25, 2022

A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Bonita Springs drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drive... More

Right or Left? Tuffy Bonita Springs Power Steering Service

December 18, 2022

Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels... More

Below 45 Degrees in Bonita Springs: Consider Winter Tires

December 11, 2022

Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and Bonita Springs drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. Florida drivers ran o... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Bonita Springs

December 4, 2022

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Bonita Springs area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Bonita Springs area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there p... More