Tuffy Bonita Springs Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

May 29, 2022

All Bonita Springs service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates cool... More

Clean Fuel ? Clean Performance for Bonita Springs Drivers

May 22, 2022

Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehicle engine.Bonita Springs auto owners don't need to filter their fuel because it has lots of grit in it... More

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

May 17, 2022

At Tuffy Bonita Springs we get a lot of Bonita Springs drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around Florida, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Bonita Springs: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

May 8, 2022

The serpentine belt tensioner applies pressure to the serpentine belt, maintaining optimal tension to drive the accessories like the alternator and A/C compressor. At Tuffy Bonita Springs we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be ... More

Don't Be Fuelish

May 1, 2022

If you smell gasoline in your vehicle, pay attention to your nose. That's because it has an important message for you. Newer vehicles should never have a gasoline smell inside. One of the most dangerous conditions can come when your fuel line system has a leak or multiple leaks. Vehicles with fue... More