Wishy-Washy in Bonita Springs

September 18, 2022

Perhaps you've found yourself driving when something all of a sudden splashes on your windshield, obstructing your view. You know that sinking feeling when you try to turn on the windshield washers and no fluid comes out. Now you're blinded even more. What can you do? The best thing is to make su... More

How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)

September 11, 2022

Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car. Your SUV's air conditioning system needs a new evaporator, but the cost for the new one is way more than you remember it was for your car. How... More

Differential Service at Tuffy Bonita Springs: Viva la Difference

September 4, 2022

Every vehicle on Florida roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Bonita Springs residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels ... More

The Straight and Narrow: Power Steering Service at Tuffy Bonita Springs

August 28, 2022

Service to a vehicle's power steering system is part of preventive maintenance for Bonita Springs auto owners. This system provides power to the steering wheel so you can turn it with ease. Without power steering, all of the power to turn your vehicle's wheels would have to come from you.The ce... More

Things Aren't Always What They Seem

August 21, 2022

If you drive, you know at some point, something's going to go wrong with your vehicle. And sometimes, it's pretty easy to figure out what's wrong, like a flat tire. But sometimes your vehicle's symptoms can be really puzzling. One driver in Florida was heading to work on a hot July day and noti... More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Bonita Springs

August 14, 2022

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look... More

Keep Your Tires Well Rounded in Bonita Springs: Tire Rotation and Wheel Balancing at Tuffy Bonita Springs

August 7, 2022

Taking care of our tires is part of vehicle care for Bonita Springs drivers. We know they have to be replaced when they wear out, but tires also require some preventive maintenance. This maintenance will improve and extend the life of the tires, so it's well worth the effort and expense for Boni... More

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Bonita Springs

July 31, 2022

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and domestic vehic... More

No Strain, No Gain (The Basics of Oil Filters)

July 24, 2022

Ever wonder what one of the best things is to ever happen to your vehicle's engine? It's the little thing that usually looks like a can, the oil filter. Just like your kitchen sink strainer filters out errant particles of food from clogging your drain, the oil filter cleans out small particles t... More

How Tired Are Your Tires? (Tire replacement)

July 17, 2022

Of the things you think about most, your tires are probably pretty far down the list. Thats understandable because todays tires are engineered to do their job without needing you to pay too much attention to them. But they DO wear out, and worn tires can contribute to skidding in bad weather, not... More