Under Pressure in Cape Coral: TPMS

October 31, 2021

Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Cape Coral, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Som... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Cape Coral: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

October 24, 2021

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Cape Coral.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing ... More

Alternative Fuel Vehicles in Cape Coral, Florida

October 17, 2021

Let's talk about alternative fuel vehicles. In their quest to reduce the use of fossil fuels and harmful exhaust emissions in our Florida environment, automakers will have a number of alternatives for Cape Coral drivers very soon.For instance, Flex Fuel vehicles are already available in the Cape... More

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