Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Cape Coral

October 10, 2021

Theres not much Cape Coral drivers can do about the price of gas in Florida, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy.The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop l... More

What's up with Diesels in Cape Coral?

October 3, 2021

Would you be surprised to learn that about half of the passenger cars in Europe have diesel engines? You might also be surprised to learn that most manufacturers produce a variety of diesel-fueled cars for purchase abroad.Diesel-fueled vehicles haven't been as popular in the North American marke... More

Mercury Rising (Hot Weather Vehicle Concerns)

September 30, 2021

The heat is on, and your vehicle takes a beating when it is. Several of your vehicle's systems are under extra stress in hot weather, so here are a few to make sure are getting the care and maintenance they need. It makes sense that the cooling system is one to make sure is in top shape. Vehicl... More

Hold the Oil! (Oil Pan Gasket Replacement)

September 26, 2021

You've likely heard how important oil is to your vehicle's engine. Did you know that there's one part that's responsible for holding that oil so you can use it every day? It's called the oil pan, and it sits at the bottom of the engine. The oil pan is a vital, though simple, part of your engine's... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Cape Coral

September 26, 2021

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Cape Coral. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better unders... More

Lease or Buy?

September 25, 2021

Lease? Or buy? These are the options for Cape Coral drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay the full cost of the vehicle, maybe an initial down payment, monthly payments on the balance that pays... More

Below 45 Degrees in Cape Coral: Consider Winter Tires

September 24, 2021

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 Cape Coral drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for all-season radials. Florida drivers ran out a... More

The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)

September 23, 2021

If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you. No, really, it is. So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repair down the road. A grinding sound coming from the front of your vehicle when you are turning can offer some... More

The Importance of Cape Coral Drivers Following Service Intervals

September 19, 2021

Today in our Tuffy Cape Coral blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life in Cape Coral with recommended intervals: Let's start with twice yearly dental check-ups and regular physical exams. How about laundry, watering ... More

PCV Valve: What Is It?

September 12, 2021

Most Cape Coral drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your ve... More