Considering an Alternative Fuel Vehicle in Cape Coral?

January 16, 2022

There is a clear and vocal demand in Cape Coral and nationally for a reduction in air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. This is what is driving the Florida market for alternative fuel vehicles. There are a number of these vehicles on Cape Coral area roads today, and many more being d... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Cape Coral: Rotor Problems

January 9, 2022

The brake rotor, or disc, is attached to your wheel. The brake pads rub on the rotor to slow your car when you are driving in Cape Coral.Rotors can warp, crack or become misaligned. They can also be damaged by worn out brake pads that scratch grooves into the surface. These conditions result in l... More

Air Conditioning Service in Cape Coral

January 2, 2022

Hey Cape Coral! Let's talk about one of our Florida summertime must-haves: your car A/C. It's real easy for Cape Coral drivers to take their car's air conditioner for granted. Just push the right buttons and out comes cool, dry, clean air. But your air conditioning system needs attention from tim... More

Vive la Differential at Tuffy Cape Coral in Cape Coral

January 1, 2022

There are a lot of drivers in Cape Coral who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before. With front-wheel drive being so common in Florida these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Cape Coral folks don't even h... More

The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)

December 26, 2021

Let's face it. Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts. And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need to be replaced. When your service advisor says you need a new part, you may have many options. Let's say ... More

Protecting Your Vehicle from Theft in Cape Coral, Florida

December 19, 2021

Every car in Cape Coral, Florida, is at risk for theft. So it's up to us to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere.The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense ... More

Tire Rotation and Balancing at Tuffy Cape Coral in Cape Coral

December 12, 2021

Tires do a lot of work for Cape Coral drivers. They transfer engine power and braking forces to the road; they handle steering control; and they cushion all those bumps and jolts while driving around Cape Coral. They also support the entire weight of the vehicle, including you and your passenger... More

Diesel Maintenance for Florida

December 5, 2021

At Tuffy Cape Coral we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our Florida friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been u... More

Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)

November 28, 2021

When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the n... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Cape Coral: When to Replace Your Wiper Blades

November 21, 2021

There are several important factors that go into how often Cape Coral drivers should replace their wiper blades. Of course, the more you use your wipers, the faster the blades will wear out especially if you use them on an icy windshield. Whether its a lot of bugs and road grime from Florida fre... More