Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)

August 1, 2021

This may have happened to you. You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed! What a helpless feeling. You can't lock it; you can't leave it like it is. Or, let's say you head down to your vehicle to head out to work in the morning a... More

Stay Safe in Cape Coral by Putting Your Cell Phone on ICE

July 25, 2021

We don't want to think about it, but each Cape Coral resident who drives or rides in a vehicle is potentially an accident victim. In the worst-case scenario, those people are unconscious and unable to communicate with Florida rescue workers. Rescue workers and Cape Coral police are well aware of ... More

Timing Belt Service to Save Big Bucks in Cape Coral

July 18, 2021

Your engine is like a finely choreographed dance. All the parts have to work together. If the timing is off at the ballet, dancers crash into each other and fall down. It the timing is off in your engine, it may not run at all. One of the most intricate dances in your engine has to do with the c... More

Getting from E to F (Fuel Gauge Problems)

July 11, 2021

Who thinks about their fuel gauge? You probably don't until it doesn't work any more. Then you have to guess how much fuel is in your tank, and that's no way to live life on the road. Fuel gauges, like every other part in your vehicle, can fail. And when yours stops working, you will probably... More

Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)

July 4, 2021

You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just way that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape. One part t... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Cape Coral: Serpentine Belt Tensioner

June 27, 2021

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 Cape Coral we know that the service life of the belt tensioner is the same as the belt itself, so they should always be repl... More

Emergency Items for Your vehicle

June 20, 2021

Local Cape Coral roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Cape Coral... More

Charge It in Cape Coral for Extended Battery Life

June 13, 2021

Here's an interesting statistic for our in Cape Coral, Florida, drivers: Only 30 percent of car batteries make it to 48 months. And the life expectancy varies by where you live. It ranges from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates.Why is that? It turns out... More

Using Proper Fluids in Your vehicle

June 6, 2021

Today, Tuffy Cape Coral is writing about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It's become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It's not that people in Cape Coral are confused as much as they don't realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have q... More

The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)

June 6, 2021

You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on. Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it. Well, the problem may have gone away and it may not have. Your vehicle likely has one of these warning lights on the instrument pa... More